Talk:U.S. study says Type 2 diabetes in youth is hard to control

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I interview Mari K. Hopper at the University of Southern Indiana. Her email is for validation. KMCrane (talk) 21:10, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Assistant Professor of Physiology, Biology Department

1. How long have you been a Professor at USI?

- starting 4th year; full time tenure expected to due research 3 years intro courses not not tenure
- - - - - - - - - Huh? - - - - - - - - - -Bddpaux (talk) 01:17, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
That didn't have to be in the notes. The important point is that she is an assistant professor in biology.Crtew (talk) 01:25, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

2. Why did you choose to do research on insulin resistance diabetes?

- a lot of reasons, topic grabbed attention strong interest in health, exercise science and many courses in nutrition how a person lives their life and move to condition if we don’t exercise

3. How long have you been researching insulin resistance?

- little over 2 years, wrote internal grants; collecting data 2 yeras ago

4. What does your research entail/consist of? (In detail)

- by design beauty students doing research involving other students; students begin study as human subject; invited to come back as student researcher to collect data fall 2009 fall 2010; recruited from Pott College; biology; first hand experience both sides; looking at trying to analyze how college lifestyle affects over all

- blood insulin blood clogs; lip levels; height weight; BMI skin fold % body fat; block 2005 survey; timed 1 mile walk; members of family; diabetic gather background and analyze; thinking came in as freshman; healthy as freshman diet changes students change gain freshman 15 cost stress; don’t sleep; don’t exercise right; not in sport or gym over course weight gain have been associated with insulin rest. periods classically defined.

5. Why did you choose to conduct your research on a younger cohort?

- really reason; this population has not been defined in scientific studied; lump 18 with adult with 70 ages; 18-24 transition from adolescence to adult hood; describing pop that hasn’t been described; unrelated to fitness; because of education; most likely college years identify risk behavior critical time person development

6. How might your research in insulin resistance be different from others?

- population; working with college age pop. don’t have any controls; descriptive studies; observing what I see; don’t have control; involved with college students; also looking to see knowledge will impact their behavior; completely shared dated; lifestyle risk table; scored it out; relative score; wake up call; score is high; pay attention make some changes; or doing a good job; share data have further investigate interview about choices beginning freshman sophomore and end of senior year; exit interview to find out more abut their behavior; can’t not keep information from them; felt completed to show data; found a couple individual fasting insulin ; borderline and above; recommended; that first cohort group; not as healthy as them coming in 30% of them being overweight or obese; fasting levels Evansville most obese 188 metro phone survey only; BMI body and height; easy measure to make; big guys muscular; biased suspect; wake up call is there 27% of adults 18 and over overweight; data mirrors the same; as being overweight early than

7. Throughout your research with insulin resistance, what have you found to be a reoccurring theme, or a theory you might conclude?

- gotten far enough in research; not as health as thought to be; concerns

8. What do you hope to accomplish by your research?

- involve students in research lab; to have data; graph; write scientific paper; take data; learning science; learn science by doing science; Pott college; greatly important;

- describe pop that hasn’t been described; and how we might avoid determinate health impact adult behaviors; disease of lifestyle; wise decision making; prepare students of health individuals mission statement;

9. What are your plans for the future?

- keep following students; track what changes; locally funded right now; somewhat limited; complete 2 groups write for external funds; something that could go on for awhile; maybe we should continue to do this as a service to our students; we can get genetic history; help them to understand;

10. What do you think is the solution to insulin resistance?

- wish I knew; many solutions as individuals experiencing this; strong genetic factor; what we do to ourselves that determine how the geno is epigenetic- says what you do; how you eat; expose yourself to; how geno is expressed; type 2 is influenced by epigenetic; insulin resistance can be reversed; person can exercise; gaining weight is a contributing factor; not stuck with; not obese people become insulin resistance; be aware; people need to understand; lifestyle; not doomed to it; we want choice; choice responsible; temple university; 25% of kids today chips of candy as part of breakfast; responsibility; as a culture setting up; monitor calorie of student lunches; fresh fruit; alternative high health care bills more costly USNews and report; estimate 270 billion dollars to obesity; health care costs; lost of worker ability

11. What do you feel is the greatest contributor to insulin resistance?

- lifestyle; genetics;

12. I have been looking through some articles about insulin resistance and I came across a couple that stated the possibility that caffeine increases insulin resistance and blood sugar regulation. What are your thoughts about this?

- heard a little bit about it; caffeine was disregarded; frequently ; stimulate of breakdown of down adipose tissue; free fatty acids can contribute to insulin resistance; what the affects are; what role; i don’t think a lot of good science has done to sort that out; consume quite a bit everyday;

13. How do we change young people today and their attitude to live a more active, healthy lifestyle and making them more aware of consequences of their daily choices?

- no bribe; find different way to motivate; every activity to be socially; every major holiday food; any party or gathering that didn’t have food as a major part; I don’t know; culture food as a reward; food as comfort; historical tie; ask kids today; but rewrite the rules; education not only the answer; people don’t peruse education; education earlier; starting kids in preschool; good choices bad choices; loved to ask kids that questions; strong backbones in parents; temple study;

14. How does USI support your research? (How is it funded?)

- usi done great job; gotten started; start up funds when started; also have multiple students who write grants; supervise multi student endeavor grants; do part of their research for DR. hopper; provided me of talented students; participate in student writing research area publication

15. What kind of impact do you feel you are making around campus with your research?

- hard to say round campus; pott college; students aware of what i do; involve with lab; to posters to state meetings getting names in print being author; impacted behavior- hope thru participation impact in behavior; impact students in classrooms - teach; confined to biology; Pott college;

Please see the editor's note below about your notes from the interview.Crtew (talk) 14:22, 3 May 2012 (UTC)


Can you find a more eye-catching graphic for this story? Keep the flowchart as a diagram but you place it elsewhere. You want to pull people into the story with a strong visual. Crtew (talk) 17:43, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


The headline could also be tweaked. In the 2nd paragraph, you make a logical jump that doesn't compute. You go from talking about type 2 diabetes youth to talking about obese youth. Logically, not all obese youth have type 2 diabetes. Please fix that. How many youth have type 2? Keep the part about obesity though.

The story also should say who did the reaserch you're talking about. It's not clear if your interview source did the study or others. That should be in the sources. Crtew (talk) 17:51, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I adjusted the text for these problems the next day.Crtew (talk) 14:23, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Review of revision 1488515 [Not ready][edit]

Review of revision 1492567 [Passed][edit]


From what I can see, this article should not have been published in this form. It appears to seriously misrepresent itself — not only in its headline and lede, but also throughout its text.

The headline and lede suggest that the focus of the article is a study that came out over a week ago. Because it presents itself that way, it should have been reviewed as stale. The OR could only save it from staleness if the OR were either presented as part of the focus, or as the primary focus, neither of which is the case. In fact, the article entirely fails to use inverted pyramid style; it's really organized as two separate articles that happen to be presented one after the other; and for that alone it should have been failed for style even if it had been reviewed the better part of a week ago while the event described in the headline/lede was still fresh.

But to add insult to injury, even the part of the article that is actually exclusive to Wikinews completely fails to say that it is. No news publication should never be publishing exclusive content without even bothering to mention that the content is exclusive to that publication! If we reported on something that some other news publication had gotten through an exclusive interview, we'd do them the common courtesy of crediting them with the exclusive; we certainly shouldn't dis ourselves by not extending that courtesy of acknowledgement to our own exclusive! --Pi zero (talk) 20:58, 7 May 2012 (UTC)