What are the credentials of the curriculum authors?
The authors are clinical subject matter experts in their fields, including faculty who are board-certified in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and more. They have achieved professional clinical degrees and have substantially contributed to the research and advancement of the lifestyle medicine profession as well as successfully supported patients with type 2 diabetes remission.
What does it mean that the curriculum is evidence based?
The curriculum is a collection of the national guidelines for each content area. For example, the course reviews the work of those who have received the highest scientific achievement by the American Diabetes Association – the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. Course scientific evidence comes from journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Care, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Annals of Internal Medicine, and more. Additionally, the recommendations of national professional societies are incorporated, as well as the core peer-reviewed journal articles that contribute to the evidence base in this field.
Who will benefit from this 18-hour course?
This program is designed to provide in-depth education on the use of lifestyle medicine for remission of type 2 diabetes and reversal of insulin resistance and is applicable to physician, certified diabetes care & education specialist, physician associate, nurse practitioner, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, psychologist, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or national board-certified health and wellness coach, clinician in training, or other health professionals involved in providing coordinated care for patients with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. It is intended for those who are familiar with the field of lifestyle medicine and would like to learn specific lifestyle medicine interventions for those with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. The modules cover both basic and more advanced concepts, providing a thorough foundation of the underlying elements of both academic and clinical lifestyle medicine.
What is the format of the content?
The course is composed of 20 lectures within 17 modules and is 18 hours in length. The course is completed online via the ACLM Learning Management System. Users are able to click through the voice-over module slides at their own pace and complete a corresponding quiz. Interactive scenarios, images and case studies have been added to enhance the experience.
Who is eligible to receive the Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate upon completion of this course?
Physicians, certified diabetes care and education specialists, physician associates, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians and pharmacists are among the health professionals eligible to earn the Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate.
All other course enrollees will earn a Certificate of Completion following course completion.
How was the Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate eligibility determined?
Certificate eligibility criteria were determined based on those working in direct patient care related to a diabetes diagnosis.
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