This activity is hosted on the site of our educational partner

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

  • Overview
  • Pre-Assessment
  • Activity
  • Post-Test
  • Evaluation
  • Claim Credit
A 19-Year-Old Latina College Student with Prediabetes—Clinical Case 3

A 19-Year-Old Latina College Student with Prediabetes—Clinical Case 3


Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

1.25 hours


April 5, 2017


June 1, 2020
Add to Queue

Maximum Credits

1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.25 / CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians

Accredited Provider

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Atkins

Program Description

The prevalence of prediabetes and diabetes among US adolescents aged 12-19 years more than doubled during the first decade of this century, from 9% to 23%. This serious, progressive disease is a particular concern among Hispanic/Latino individuals and other minority groups, who have an even higher prevalence than the white population. For many people, the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is delayed until symptoms and, often, irreversible complications occur. Thus, prevention—or at least delay—in the development of this disease is an urgent public health concern. Effective treatment often must address a host of clinical, cultural, and psychological issues that go beyond diet and exercise. This interactive Case Clinic illustrates how lifestyle changes centered on a low-carbohydrate weight-loss diet can prevent the progression of prediabetes to overt T2DM.

low carb, low carbohydrate, weight loss, obesity

Intended Audience

Primary care providers including family physicians, internists, OB/GYNs, endocrinologists, cardiologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, and dieticians

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the health risks associated with overweight and obesity, including prediabetes
  • Identify patients who meet the criteria for a diagnosis of prediabetes
  • Advise patients on the advantages and limitations of various dietary interventions for metabolic health and weight control
  • Use shared decision-making to help overweight/obese patients adopt and maintain healthy behaviors to prevent the development and/or progression of diabetes

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


Holly R. Wyatt, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
Associate Professor, CU School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Aurora, CO

Ownership interest in: Retrofit and Shakabuku LLC
Co-author: State of Slim

Dr. Wyatt receives royalty fees from UpToDate. She also does contracted research for American Beverage Association, DuPont, Gelesis, GI Dynamic, National Cattlemans Association and Novo Nordisk.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CPEU Credit

Accreditation Statement

The following activity has been approved by the ACCME, whose approval is recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and, as such, RDs/DTRs will be able to receive 1.25 CPEU.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Atkins and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

Privacy Policy


Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
Add to Queue