The Insulin Connection

Describes the normal functions of insulin. Discusses what it means to be “resistant” to insulin. Lists ways to determine whether a person is insulin resistant. Outlines consequences of insulin resistance. Identifies steps to improve insulin sensitivity or reverse insulin resistance.

Hour 1

  1.    Introduction
  2.    Insulin Primer
    1.    Function of Insulin
    2.    Insulin
    3.    Glucagons
    4.    How does Insulin Affect Glucose Uptake?
  3.     Insulin Resistance: What is It & Why Do We Develop It?

Hour 2

  1.    Consequences of Insulin Resistance
  2.    How Do You Know You Are Insulin Resistant?
  3.    The Clinical Impact of Insulin Resistance

Hour 3

  1.     The Link Between Insulin Resistance & Chronic Disease
    1.    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    2.    Cardiovascular Disease
    3.    Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
    4.     Certain Cancers
  2.    How to Reverse Insulin Resistance
    1.    Improving Insulin Sensitivity
    2.    Sleep and Insulin Sensitivity
    3.    Pharmacologic Interventions
  3.    Conclusion


Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the normal functions of insulin.
  2. Discuss what it means to be “resistant” to insulin.
  3. List ways to determine whether a person is insulin resistant.
  4. Outline consequences of insulin resistance.
  5. Identify steps to improve insulin sensitivity or reverse insulin resistance.
Products specifications
Instructor G. Willett, Ph.D., R.D.
# of Pages 37
More Information About This Course: The Insulin Connection accreditation
Contact Hours: 3
Instructor 3 (Not Approved for NY)
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