In recent years, research and clinical practice have demonstrated that complex inter-relationships exist between hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, obesity and hypertension. A consensus has emerged within the medical field to identify this constellation of symptoms as metabolic syndrome. This program will update healthcare providers’ understanding of metabolic syndrome and its implications in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses’, dietitians’, dietary managers’, health educators’, laboratory professionals’ and physical therapists’ understanding of metabolic syndrome and its implications in the prevention, diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Define metabolic syndrome as it relates to insulin’s normal mechanism of action
- Discuss the relationship of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in metabolic syndrome
- Discuss current and future practice guidelines used in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease as they relate to insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians/nutritionists, and health educators.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.