Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Health in Diabetes: What does the science say?

Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Health in Diabetes: What does the science say?

Diabetes mellitus increases the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diabetes is associated with a three to fourfold increase in risk of coronary artery disease and is the leading cause of death in individuals with diabetes who are over the age of 35 years. Studies have shown that up to 60% of adults with diabetes have hypertension and nearly all have one or more lipid abnormalities that are less commonly present in people who do not have diabetes.

Presented on: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2 p.m. EST

Presenter:

Wahida Karmally Dr.PH, RDN, CDE, CFLS, FNLAWahida Karmally, Dr.PH, RDN, CDE, CFLS, FNLA

Wahida Karmally is Special Research Scientist at Columbia University. Dr. Karmally earned her Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Diplomate of the ACCL (Clinical Lipid Specialist) and is recognized as a Fellow of the National Lipid Association. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Karmally received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2012 Excellence in Practice -Dietetic Research Award. She represented AND at the 2015 Nutrition Mega Event in Brazil and at the ACC Roundtable “Managing CV Disease Risk in Diabetes” in 2017. Most recently, Dr. Karmally received the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics 2018 Medallion Award recognizing her lifetime contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession and the Academy. Prior to her retirement, she was the director of the Bionutrition core in the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University for over 30 years.


Credits: 1 CEU, 020 Assessment of target groups and populations, 5190 Diabetes Mellitus, 5160 Cardiovascular Disease, 4040 Disease Prevention PI 7.1, 1.3, 8.4

Objectives: 

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. The participant with be able to discuss the cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with diabetes.
  2. The participant will learn practical nutrition strategies to lower the risk for CVD.
  3. The participant will learn eating patterns to manage lipid patterns.

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