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Functional Medicine for the Diabetes Practitioner

Originally presented: Friday, July 25, 2014

Speaker: Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE

Credits: 1 CEU, Level 2


Join Ali Miller, RD, CD, CDE with a background and private practice in functional integrative medicine, Naturally Nourished, as she navigates complementary alternative approaches in symptom management and treatment of diabetes. In this lecture you will learn about the underlying contributors to diabetes mellitus. You will learn about mechanisms in autoimmune roles, as well as inflammatory roles and how food can modulate their expression. You will learn about foods and additives that disrupt endocrine signals and how to reduce the accumulation of toxic compounds (exocrine disruptors). We will explore up-to-date research on grain products and the role of glycemic impact and carbohydrate load as well as the use of ketosis with the diabetic population. You will learn about symptoms of diabetes and their relationship to nutriton deficiency or treatment approaches with nutritional support. You will leave with a knowledge of how to address the root causes of diabetes using food as medicine and nutritional support to correct deficiency and promote optimal outcomes.

  1. Understand what functional medicine is and how it relates to DM1 and DM2.
  2. The role of toxicity and endocrine disruptors on contribution to insulin resistance and diabetes.
  3. Common symptoms of dysglycemia and how to address with food as medicine and nutritional support. 

Cost: FREE for DCE  members


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