DIETARY APPROACHES TO PREVENT AND TREAT METABOLIC SYNDROME
So many patients have more than just one medical diagnosis. Learn the best dietary advice to give to patients with metabolic syndrome. Understand the guidelines and treatment for metabolic syndrome and how certain dietary approaches may prevent and delay complications.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Define the pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome.
Indicate the criteria to diagnose metabolic syndrome.
Describe dietary approaches used in treating metabolic syndrome.
Explain 3 ways to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome.
Ginger Farias, RD, CDE, has 11 years of experience as a RD and currently teaches DSME classes, carb counting classes, cooking classes, and nutrition classes for obesity. There she is the manager of a diabetes education center where her job includes teaching other RDs, interns and working together with the local physicians in the community to improve the lives of those with health problems. Ginger is also teaching diabetes classes via telemedicine and enjoys helping change the lives of her patients through motivational interviewing. Once a year, she motivates her fellow employees and customers to raise money for diabetes awareness and research and participates in the American Diabetes Association 5K.