Nursing PhD student Jorden Rieke talks about findings of new study

Lack of green space may contribute to elevated BP with type 1 diabetes
HealioJorden Rieke, a nursing PhD student and predoctoral fellow at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, discussed the findings of a new study highlighting that people living in areas with little vegetation had higher odds for high blood pressure, but those in areas with more air pollution had lower odds for elevated blood pressure. “Providers should assess environmental risk in conjunction with assessing cardiometabolic profiles in diabetes care and diabetes education,” Rieke said. “If someone’s goals are to lose weight and to get more physical activity, how does their environment impact that? Is there something we can look at and assess that we may not be thinking of?”