This session focused on how family planning and teen pregnancy prevention service providers can support adolescents and young adults living with obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes. Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, is a certified diabetes care and education specialist and nutrition expert. Ms. Weisenberger covered the potential impact of obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes on adolescents and young adults, including risks to fertility, pregnancies, and offspring, and their impact on health and racial equity. She reviewed evidence-based recommendations for supporting clients to prevent and mitigate the negative health effects of insulin resistance, prediabetes, and obesity.
This is the first webinar in a two-part series. The second webinar will focus on how to incorporate culturally competent strategies for addressing obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes into family planning services.
Speaker: Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Author
By the end of the webinar, participants were able to:
Describe the potential impact of obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes on individuals including the risk to fertility, pregnancies, and offspring
Explain the impact of obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes on health and racial equity
Describe evidence-based recommendations for screening for insulin resistance and prediabetes in the family planning setting
List at least three recommendations for intervening to prevent or mitigate the negative health effects of obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes while providing family planning or teen pregnancy prevention services
Continuing Education: 1.0 contact hour
This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Activity # RHNTC24
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. In order to receive contact hours for this event, a participant must attend the event in its entirety and submit an evaluation. No individuals in a position to control content for this activity have any relevant financial relationships to declare. There is no commercial support being received for this event.
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