CE/CME

Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Current Trend

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Prediabetes and metabolic syndrome are growing health concerns in the United States and around the world. Lack of awareness of current recommendations may lead to delays in treatment and subsequent increases in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Evidence-based recommendations for the management of prediabetes and metabolic syndrome focus on lifestyle changes. The most effective strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and management of metabolic syndrome are reviewed here.


 

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CE/CME No: CR-1510

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Earn credit by reading this article and successfully completing the posttest and evaluation. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
• Explain the pathophysiology of and risk factors for diabetes.
• Identify the current diagnostic criteria for prediabetes.
• Discuss health risks associated with metabolic syndrome.
• Describe the management of prediabetes and metabolic syndrome.

FACULTY
Annie Abraham is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman's University, Dallas and Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. Susan Chaney is a Professor, Allison Huffman is an Assistant Clinical Professor, and Kathryn Kremer is an Associate Clinical Professor, at Texas Woman’s University, Dallas.
The authors have no financial relationships to disclose.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 hour of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. [NPs: Both ANCC and the AANP Certification Program recognize AAPA as an approved provider of Category 1 credit.] Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of October 2015.

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