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Traveling the Road of Insulin Resistance Through the Body and the BRAIN

November 5, 2019 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM
1.5 CEUs
Center for Professional Studies Classroom

Directions and Parking
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

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Description:

Insulin resistance leads to a multitude of health issues to include Diabetes, Obesity, CVD and dementia. Recently, growing evidence revealing insulin resistance in the brain leads to Alzheimer Disease-type neurodegeneration. Attend this program, develop a good understanding of glucose metabolism throughout the body, factors leading to insulin resistance and pathways to disease. Hear cutting edge research linking brain insulin resistance to Alzheimer’s Disease type pathology and potential treatment options being studied to improve cognitive function in patients with early disease. Leave ready and equipped with teaching strategies and tools to educate others on the importance of preventing insulin resistance syndromes and their life changing complications.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe events leading to insulin resistance and health effects on the body and brain
  • Discuss insulin resistance syndromes, screening, testing and action steps that can be taken today to lower risks
  • Provide overview of cognitive impairment, dementia and hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology
  • Explain growing evidence revealing Alzheimer’s Disease as a metabolic disease and potential treatment options being studied to improve cognitive function for those in early disease
  • Provide tools and teaching strategies for healthcare professions to utilize in clinical settings to help those at risk for developing insulin resistance syndromes

Instructor: Scherrie Keating RN, BSN, CDE, CDP
When she learned of the Diabetes epidemic in the US, Scherrie Keating founded Diabetes Kare Consulting to help people prevent and manage diabetes.

As a Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator, CDC, National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach and Certified Dementia Practitioner, Scherrie offers risk screening and educational programs on proven lifestyle changes that help people prevent and manage insulin resistance diseases to include prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Type 3 Diabetes.

Scherrie spreads her message through CEU, community and corporate wellness educational programs and as a speaker at state, regional and national conferences.

When she is not teaching classes, she hosts the Talk Me Healthy TV show and serves as an Ambassador for the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

For More information contact us at:
Center for Professional Studies
Email:
 cps@fitchburgstate.edu
Phone: 978-665-3636
Fax: 978-665-3639