Understanding Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Course Description:

The number of children and adults with diabetes and metabolic syndrome is growing each year.  Do you have a family history of diabetes?  Learn about the risks and how to prevent diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Education Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisites: None

Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive 0.1 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education credits.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss metabolic syndrome and identify 5 risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms for high blood pressure and diabetes.
  3. Discuss the risks and causes of metabolic syndrome.
  4. Discuss statistics, symptoms, and 3 stages of diagnosis for diabetes.
  5. Identify and discuss 3 common forms of diabetes.
  6. Describe 5 components for managing diabetes.
  7. Discuss the role of exercise, physical activity goals, and weight management recommendations for diabetes.
  8. Explain 6 ways to prevent and manage diabetes and metabolic syndrome including lifestyle changes and medication management.