American Journal of Health Education

American Journal of Health Education is a journal covering health education. Since it was founded in 1968 it is printed six times a year by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.Subjects for American Journal of Health Education include: Physical Education and Athletics; Health and Healthcare; Health and Fitness.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 5, September-October

A Call to Action for Diabetes Control
Pediatric and other health experts working with the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) are pleased to have been invited by the American Association for Health Education to create this contribution to the American Journal of Health Education....
Community Resources for Promoting Youth Nutrition and Physical Activity
ABSTRACT Childhood obesity is a national public health crisis. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), the National Institutes of Health and Kaiser Permanente have developed community tools and resources for children and families to lower...
Diabetes Technologies and Their Role in Diabetes Management
ABSTRACT The 1993 Diabetes Complications and Control Trial (DCCT) showed that controlling blood glucose prevents and delays the progression of long term complications of diabetes. New diabetes technologies can make control of diabetes possible and...
Effects of Physical Activity on Diabetes Management and Lowering Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
ABSTRACT Physical activity is a proven form of diabetes management and is considered a cornerstone in the prevention of diabetes. In children with diabetes, physical activity may improve insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in skeletal muscle....
Lowering Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in High-Risk Youth
ABSTRACT Among children and youth who develop type 2 diabetes (T2DM) there are a number of genetic and environmental factors that lead to a combination of insulin resistance and relative-cell secretory failure of the pancreas. These factors include...
Overview of Diabetes in Children and Teens
ABSTRACT Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect about 186,000 youth under age 20. Previously considered an adult disease, type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common in overweight minority youth over 10 years of age. Criteria help to identify young...
Providing a Safe Environment for Students with Diabetes
ABSTRACT Current diabetes regimens require more effort than ever before. The level of diabetes control students are able to maintain is affected greatly by their ability to care for their diabetes during the school day. This article reviews use...
Psychosocial Issues That Affect Youth with Diabetes
ABSTRACT Type 1 diabetes, one of the most common diseases of childhood, requires adherence to a complicated regimen which is often times difficult to manage resulting in stress for children, siblings, and caregivers. Many children with diabetes...
Role of Health Educators in Assisting Youth and Adolescents with Diabetes
ABSTRACT Management of diabetes in children requires balancing nutrition, physical activity and medication on a daily basis in order to achieve blood glucose targets. The health educator can assist children and their families in meeting their diabetes...
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