Cynthia Fritschi, PhD, RN, CDE
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Fritschi's research is in the area of diabetes, physical activity, and symptoms. Her current research focuses on diabetes, exercise and fatigue. Specifically, she is examining the real-time interrelationships among blood glucose levels, physical activity levels, and diabetes symptoms, including fatigue in adults with type 2 diabetes. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and has extensive clinical experience with pediatric and adult patients with diabetes.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Fritschi teaches pathophysiology and pharmacology for the Graduate Entry Program (GEP) and NUEL 518: Advanced Diabetes Management.
Service / Practice
Dr. Fritschi is an active member of the American Diabetes Association, and volunteers for the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Expo and at diabetes camp each year. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Fritschi enjoys music, theater, travelling, reading, and cooking.
Current Research Projects:
- Momentary Biobehavioral Effects on Physical Activity in Adults with T2 Diabetes NINR/NIH: 1K99NR012219-01