Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2019

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Trina Larery

Second Advisor

Amy Hite

Third Advisor

Janet Zepernick

Fourth Advisor

Ashleigh Heter


The purpose of this project was to identify the feasibility of a low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) diet in less affluent type 2 diabetics in rural Southeast Kansas, specifically, Crawford County. The author assessed this through the identification of the resources offered in Crawford County, and ultimately, the development of an LCHF dietary toolkit utilizing these resources. The toolkit offers an array of LCHF resources including compliant foods, grocery prices, shopping lists, phone applications, books, internet websites and blogs, accountability forums, and fitness centers. Upon completion of the dietary toolkit a select few healthcare providers directly involved with diabetes in Crawford County were sought out for feedback. Findings from the LCHF dietary toolkit development indicated an LCHF diet for less affluent type 2 diabetics is feasible from a financial and resource standpoint. The feedback received from providers was also positive. While more research is recommended on long-term adherence, the toolkit offers a great starting foundation for implementing an LCHF diet.

Included in

Nursing Commons