Diabetes: Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes

Diabetes has reached epidemic levels throughout the world. As of 2020, approximately 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 95% of those cases. Two chronic conditions, metabolic syndrome and prediabetes, directly impact the eventual development of diabetes. Fortunately, lifestyle interventions can dramatically lower the progression to diabetes. The goal of this program is to educate healthcare providers on these conditions and treatment options and empower them to recognize their own personal risk factors.

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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss risk factors for metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.
  2. Identify the prevalence of prediabetes in the United States as well as worldwide.
  3. Describe lifestyle interventions aimed at reducing the risk of prediabetes.
  4. Define the diagnostic criteria for the confirmation of prediabetes.
  5. Verbalize an understanding of the diabetes prevention program (DPP).


Chapter 1: The Worldwide Epidemic of Diabetes

Chapter 2: Metabolic Syndrome

Chapter 3: Prediabetes

  • Signs and symptoms
  • A diagnosis of prediabetes

Chapter 4: Diabetes Prevention Program

  •  Lifestyle interventions

Chapter 5: A Case Study

Chapter 6: References

Price: $12.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Maureen Sullivan-Tevault

Maureen graduated nursing school in 1981 and has spent her years in the Emergency and Trauma field, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, Cardiology Nurse Navigator, and Stroke Program Manager.

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