This continuing education course reviews recent research on the impact of low-carbohydrate, very low-carbohydrate, and ketogenic diets on type 2 diabetes. Safety, long-term sustainability, and efficacy will be discussed along with the effect on hemoglobin A1c, fasting plasma glucose, and mortality.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
Differentiate between a low-carbohydrate, very low-carbohydrate, and ketogenic diet.
Assess the short and long-term impacts of a carbohydrate-restricted diet on satiety and glycemic control.
Evaluate nutritional ketosis as a tool for glycemic improvement.
Determine the ideal population to utilize carbohydrate restriction as a primary nutrition therapy in the management of type 2 diabetes.
Create a meal plan that supports a patient’s individualized needs and preferences while maintaining carbohydrate restriction.
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:
8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 9.4.4
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Alexandria Hardy, RDN, LDN, is a corporate wellness consultant and freelance food and nutrition writer based in Pennsylvania.
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