Diet and Type 2 Diabetes 15-Hour CPE Course

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Dr. James J. Kenney, PhD, RD, FACN


This course was developed to assist registered dietitians and other health care providers to counsel patients with the insulin resistance syndrome (a.k.a. “syndrome X”), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and Type-2 diabetes mellitus on how to prevent or reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hyperglcemia. The primary emphasis of this course is how the typical modern diet and lifestyle causes these metabolic disturbances in genetically susceptible individuals. This course also provides an in depth discussion of the scientific and clinical literature concerning how dietary changes can prevent or at least mitigate the development of insulin resistance (IR) and its pathophysiological manifestations in individuals genetically predisposed to the development of IR, Type-2 DM and CVD.

Goals and Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the practitioner will:

  1. Relate clinical data including laboratory blood test results to the risk of clinical complications in patients with Type-2 diabetes mellitus
  2. Discuss how the two pathophysiological defects seen in patients with Type-2 DM (insulin resistance & loss of beta-cell function) contribute to elevated levels of blood glucose
  3. Explain why aggressive lowering of blood glucose levels is necessary to prevent or delay the progression of neuropathy and microvascular complications
  4. Explain the increased importance of controlling BP, blood lipids and other CVD risk factors in patients with impaired glucose tolerance and Type-2 DM
  5. Plan a diet that will improve insulin sensitivity, blood sugar regulation, blood lipids, blood pressure, and reduce macrovascular disease in patients with the insulin resistance syndrome, IGT and Type-2 DM


  • Meets the following learning needs codes: 4040, 5190
  • Approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (formerly the American Dietetic Association) Committee on Dietetic Registration.
  • 15 hour CPE course
  • Includes downloadable completion certificate
  • Lifetime access to article and certificate
  • Read lessons, take quiz, get certificate, all at your leisure
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