Symposium Session: Prediabetes is Not Pre-problem

This is not a webinar or course for purchase - this is a module for credit claiming for our 2020 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our Symposium; however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.

If you work with people, you are working with people with prediabetes. About 1/3 of adults in the US have prediabetes, the leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Sadly, 88% or about 74 million people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Large research studies show that moderate weight loss and 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week can prevent or delay the conversion of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.

But there are additional targeted strategies that motivated people and people who are not overweight can employ to manage prediabetes and prevent/delay type 2 diabetes. This session examines the current state of scientific knowledge on the pathophysiology of prediabetes. Learn who’s at risk even before blood sugar glucose rises and identify aspects of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes that are unrelated to blood glucose levels. Use your knowledge of the disease process to individualize lifestyle change plans.   

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Describe the disease process from insulin resistance with normal blood glucose levels to blood glucose levels in the prediabetes range to the diabetes range and to the stage in which exogenous insulin is required.  
  2. Identify at least four common metabolic abnormalities among people with prediabetes.
  3. Identify at least five foods that have beneficial effects on insulin resistance and/or the incidence of type 2 diabetes. 
  4. List and describe at least 5 lifestyle habits that can impact the progression/reversal of prediabetes.   

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
5090, 5100, 5160, 5190
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
4.1.2, 6.2.5, 8.1.5, 8.4.5
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Course summary
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  • 1.00 CDR
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Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND is an internationally-recognized nutrition and diabetes expert. Through writing, speaking, one-on-one coaching and working with the media, Jill empowers people to grab control of their health. She is the author of four books including the best-sellers Prediabetes: A Complete Guide and Diabetes Weight Loss – Week by Week . Jill is a consultant and spokesperson to the food industry, as well as a panelist for the US News & World Report Best Diet Rankings. She is contributing editor to Diabetic Living magazine and a contributor to a variety of magazines and websites, including Today’s Dietitian, Environmental Nutrition and Food & Nutrition magazine.

The presenter reports the following relevant disclosures: Norwegian Seafood Council, Corteva, Pyure Organic Stevia, Calorie Control Council, books by American Diabetes Association. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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