Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes in the New Zealand Population and Effectiveness of Knowledge-Based Interventions

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Project Abstract

To support the Child Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Network in reducing the rise of diabetes in New Zealand, our team administered 401 questionnaires to assess knowledge of Type 2 diabetes among residents of greater Wellington; prior research had studied only clinical patients. We coupled those findings with key strategies utilized by other successful knowledge- based health campaigns to design two approaches to a diabetes awareness campaign tailored to those now known to be least aware of the disease.

Student Team

  • Nicole A Bieniarz, IN
  • Shawna Marie Henry, BIO
  • Heather Ann Jones, MAC
  • Libbi Kate Richardson, BIO


Child Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Network


  • Davis, Paul W., MA
  • Manzo, Vincent Joseph, HU