Keith Rodgers, Natalie Brooks | Establishing the Audiological Role in Diabetes Treatment through Interprofessional Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program

The goal of this project is to highlight the role of audiologists as a part of diabetes prevention education. Through a team-based approach, the CDC’s nationally-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was offered to interested participants for 16 weeks. The sensory organization test (SOT) was administered to participants at the beginning and end of the program. Any data collected suggesting that participants using the DPP to improve their overall health and health beliefs will also improve their balance would indicate that audiologists can be considered facilitators of this program and work regularly with prediabetic and diabetic patients.

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Blair Mattern, Au.D., CCC-A

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology