Study of Stress, Coping, and Eating Behavior among People with Type 2 Diabetes

Minsun Park, MSN, RN, is a doctoral candidate at the College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago and is asking for volunteers to help with her research. This research is important as it focuses on stress, coping and eating behavior in those of us with Type 2 diabetes. Please contact her if you are interested in volunteering for her work.

You may be eligible if you:

  1. Have type 2 diabetes
  2. Are an adult aged 30 to 70 years
  3. Are not pregnant
  4. Have not been diagnosed with an eating disorder

Eligible participants will be asked:

  1. To complete questionnaires
  2. To have blood pressure taken
  3. To have measurements of your height, weight, and waist size
  4. To have a finger stick blood test

Research date and Time are flexible.
Participation in this research will take less than 1 hour.
All participants will be compensated for their time and travel ($30).
For more information please contact Minsun Park (

Location: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 2nd floor (#235)
College of Nursing (845 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612)

I participated in this yesterday. The researcher friendly and was very accommodating, giving me a a wide choice of times from which to pick. Interesting questionnaire, which, if nothing else, gave me a few things to think about going forward. The rest of session was simple - weight (ugh!), measurements, etc. Finger-stick BG and A1c test – just one stick, though. Overall, not an unpleasant experience.

My only “problem” was that my schedule left me dealing with more rush-hour traffic than I’d have liked. Small price to pay to help out.

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