Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography
Buell, Jackie L., Doug Calland, Fiona Hanks, Bruce Johnston, Benjamin Pester, Robert Sweeny, and Robert Thorne. “Presence of Metabolic Syndrome in Football Linemen.” Journal of Athletic Training. 43.6 (December 2009) 608-616. National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Inc. 10 Feb. 2009.
Buell’s article shows the concerns that athletes with a certain body type are more susceptible to getting type 2 diabetes. Buell mainly focuses on football linemen in the NCAA Division I, II, and III schools for the presence of type 2 diabetes. Buell covers how the athletes will need to learn new eating habits.
This source is very valuable to me because its focus is the same focus as my research question. This source is very reliable as well. It was published in an athletic training journal, and athletic trainers are who most athletes deal with the most. They would know how to react to an athlete with diabetes.
I believe that this source will help my research because it points out certain attributes those athletes with diabetes are more likely to have. I believe that if you know what those attributes are then you can take measures to watch what you eat and exercise as needed. Buell chose college athlete which are my focus and makes the research very relevant to my research question.
Faro, Beverly. “The Effect of Diabetes on Adolescents’ Quality of Life.” Pediatric Nursing. 25.3 (May 1999): 247. Academic OneFile. Gale. Eastern Michigan University. 10 Feb. 2009. <>.
Faro researches how diabetes affects adolescent’s daily lives. This includes hanging out with friends and everyday routines. She acquired the worries of these adolescents through interviews. The most common worries were of the adolescents were the food restrictions and the scheduling of eating. Her study was more face to face with the adolescents with diabetes. She was able to hear and see the emotion and stress of the adolescents who had the disease.
Faro’s research will be very helpful in my own research. She used the method of interviews and got to go into the lives of these kids and see how diabetes affect there everyday lives. This is one of the only sources that focuses on the routine life of affected adolescents. I believe that the information is reliable because it was an article from the Gale website and it was peer evaluated.
Faro’s research fits perfectly into my research. My targeted audience is high school and college students. Faro’s research is based on the lives of adolescents, which will allow me to connect with my audience. It will help influence the fact that life with diabetes is something that you want to avoid.
Gregory, Rebecca Pratt, Elaine J. Boswell, and Oscar B. Crofford. “Nutrition Management of a Collegiate Football Player with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes: Guidelines and a Case Study.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 94.7 (July 1994): 775(3). Academic OneFile. Gale. Eastern Michigan University. 10 Feb. 2009. <>.
Gregory’s research is on how to manage the nutrition of collegiate football players with diabetes. She states that it very hard to manage these athletes nutrition because of they constantly use energy and then need it replaced. He study to achieve an optimum performance diet for these athletes.
This source will be very useful. Gregory focused on how athletes with diabetes should eat. This will lead to the point that we have to be conscious about what we eat. This is the only source that focuses on the diet of diabetic athletes.
I believe that this source will be very useful in the research. Gregory’s research will allow me to learn about basic dietary advice for those with diabetes. Here focus is on collegiate football players, which has a clear connection with my research question.
Hornsby, W. Guyton, Jr., and Robert D. Chetlin. “Management of Competitive Athletes with Diabetes.” Diabetes Spectrum. 18.2 (Spring 2005): 102(6). Academic OneFile. Gale. Eastern Michigan University. 10 Feb. 2009. <>.
Hornsby focuses on ways to keep the athlete healthy for training and competiton. I believe she wants to be able to allow the athlete to compete safely. He offers advice on how to keep the athlete healthy and eligible to compete.
I believe that I will be able to use this information. Hornsby goes into depth about the disease and how it affects the body. Plus, he offers a management plan and ways to keep the athlete healthy and able to compete at a high level. This source is very unique because it doesn’t focus on just on type of athlete. It is very universal for any athlete. Hornsby wants the athletes with diabetes to be able to compete at a high level.
This source will be used to show that the athletes with type 2 diabetes can compete on the same level if they take care of their bodies. I will be able to use this source throughout my research because it crosses into all sports and is very relative to my research question.
Marx, Jean. “Unraveling the Causes of Diabetes.” Science. Vol. 296 (April 26, 2002): 686-689. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 10 Feb. 2009. <>.
This article focuses on the mystery of diabetes. It goes into how you can get diabetes, like the causes. The article looks at the lifestyle and diets of the culture and many other influences that will lead to diabetes. It looks to see if there is a connection to obesity and diabetes; they also look to see if genes have anything to with acquiring diabetes.
I believe that this source is one of the most important. This source shows how you can attract diabetes and how you can avoid it. I believe knowing how you can get diabetes will allow you to change your lifestyle. This source provides concrete percentages on how diabetes affects the public.
Marx’s research will serve the purpose of explaining how one can get diabetes. One of the questions that I need to answer is how you get diabetes. He looks at many different ways of how you can get or if you are more susceptible to getting diabetes.
Nadler, Spencer. “Sweet Mayhem.” American Scholar 72.2 (Spring 2003): 97 (12). Academic OneFile. Gale. Eastern Michigan University. 10 Feb. 2009. <>.
Nadler takes a look at how a swimmer is affected by diabetes. He list common symptoms that seem like it is something small and unimportant. He focuses on the course the swimmer takes after he finds out that he has diabetes. Diabetes makes the swimmers careers as an Olympic swimmer harder. He has to deal with the nutrition and making sure everything is right so he will not be at an immediate dissadvantage. Nadler goes on to accessing treatments for diabetics and exercises that will help with the management.
I think the visual story of this swimmer will bring the realness of diabetes to light. I don’t think everyone understands the type of changes that is called for when you learn that you have diabetes. This Olympic swimmer had to give up his career and learn to live in new ways. The story of the swimmer sets this source apart from the others.
This source was very helpful to me. I knew that diabetes was a life changing disease, but not to this extent. The story of the swimmer only thinking that he was tired and over worked, but goes to the doctor and finds out that he has diabetes. Then he has to overcome the disease so he will be able to meet his goal as an Olympic meadalist.
Reese, Charlie Sr. Personal Interview. 22 February 2009.
Charlie Reese is my father and he has had diabetes for a while. In the interview I will ask questions to help further my understandings of the disease. I will also be able to develop vivid stories.
His story will connect with people more because it is on a personal level. Understanding how his life changed because of this disease, will show how important it is to take of your body while you still have the chance to do it.
This source will be very useful. I will be able to show vivid examples and connect with the audience. My audience is the college and high school students. Most of these people have parents and will be able to relate and in turn understand the importance of knowing about this disease.

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