Insulin Resistance & Diabetes

Course Description & Information:

  • Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver do not respond well to insulin and cannot use glucose from your blood for energy. To compensate for the downregulation of the insulin receptor, your pancreas makes more insulin. This creates the initial problem know as hyperinsulinemia which can develop into prediabetes and even type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance affects almost 1 in 2 Americans. An estimated 87 million American adults have prediabetes; 30-50% will develop type 2 diabetes. Additionally, insulin resistance is linked with higher risk for some cancers and an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will learn the evidence-based research into the role of diet, exercise, behavior modification, drug therapy in controlling and preventing insulin resistance syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-23-014-L01-P, IRD: 10-23-2023. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Identify the physiological actions of insulin on the body and in the brain.
  • Discuss the clinical impact of insulin resistance and metabolic changes resulting from hyperinsulinemia.
  • Identify pharmacologic, dietary and exercise strategies for treating insulin resistance.
  • List pharmacological interventions currently being used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, emerging therapies for treating type 2 diabetes, and potential therapies for prediabetes.
  • Design a lifestyle intervention plan that can improve insulin sensitivity and utilization.
  • Summarize diagnostic criteria for diagnosing hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 6 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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