Chronic Disease Prevention & Management I: Blood sugar regulation
Six in ten adults in the United States have a chronic disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many chronic diseases of the modern age, such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and some mental health issues can have overlapping root causes. In this module, you learn about blood glucose dysregulation and chronic inflammation as contributing factors to prevalent chronic diseases. You learn assessment, dietary approaches, and research relevant to addressing insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypoglycemia, and hyperglycemia. We discuss the differences between acute and chronic inflammation and understand how the latter contributes to disease manifestation. You learn dietary and lifestyle approaches to ameliorating blood glucose dysregulation and mitigating chronic inflammation.