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

Traveling the Road of Insulin Resistance Through the Body and BRAIN: For Certified Dementia Practitioners, Social Workers, Nurses, and Case Managers

1.5 CEUs
Center for Professional Studies Classroom

February 4, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

Snow Date: February 5, 2020

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The Center for Professional Studies
150 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420


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This workshops is designed to educate board certified Case Managers, dementia practitioners, nurses, social workers, and diabetic practitioners about how 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.

At the close of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • 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

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Check-in
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Part 1 of workshop
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Break
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Part 2 of workshop
6:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Q/A and issue certificate of attendance

Certificate of Completion:

  • A certificate of completion will be awarded to all participants at the end of the workshop. 
  • This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours. 
  • This program has been approved by the Professional Education Program at Boston University School of Social Work, which authorizes the issuance of 1.5 CEC's.
  • This program meets the requirements for Certified Dementia Practitioners for 1.5 CEUs.
  • This program meets the requirements for Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing requirements for 1.5 contact hours.
Portrait of Scherrie Keating

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.

Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC

For More information contact us at:

Center for Professional Studies
Phone: (978) 665-3636
Fax: (978) 665-3639