Metabolic Syndrome - RD95

Metabolic Syndrome

by Joyce Green Pastors, MS, RD, CDE
RD95
(4.6 / 777 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

Summary:

"Metabolic syndrome" includes insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity, and is a risk factor for diabetes and CVD. This course defines clinical assessment, and summarizes current thinking about causation and consequences. Topics include: dietary, behavioral and drug therapy for adults and children.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to take an in-depth look at all aspects of metabolic syndrome, from the physiology and diagnosis to treatment and strategies for successfully management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define metabolic syndrome and its associated cluster of symptoms
  • Explain the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome
  • Describe the role of carbohydrate in the development of symptoms of metabolic syndrome
  • Describe how a low-fat diet exacerbates the heart disease risk in metabolic syndrome
  • Explain how obesity contributes to metabolic syndrome
  • Explain how changes in the United States dietary intake have contributed to obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Define the glycemic index and glycemic load of foods and explain how this concept is applied to dietary control of metabolic syndrome
  • Plan two days of meals using the basic components of protein, fat, and carbohydrate in the ideal diet for metabolic syndrome
  • Explain the role of physical activity in improving insulin sensitivity
  • List two harmful affects each for smoking and alcohol in metabolic syndrome
  • List four types of pharmaceutical agents that may be prescribed for metabolic syndrome
  • Discuss three concerns in children developing metabolic syndrome
 
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Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians and health educators.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3020, 5160, 6040 and performance indicators of 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.4, 8.3.1. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).