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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 CPEUs (2.00 CPEUs for Florida licenses)
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #135620 approved for 2.0 CPEUs.
CEU Course Description
Cinnamon is currently marketed as a remedy for obesity, glucose intolerance, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia. Integrative medicine is a new concept that combines conventional treatment with evidence-based complementary therapies. This CEU course evaluates the experimental evidence available for cinnamon in improving glycemic targets in animal models and humans.
Article Author: Arjuna Medagama, Senior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Peradeniya
Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.
Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Investigate the component of cinnamon that is responsible for increasing insulin secretion from pancreatic β cells and thus ameliorating glucose levels.
2. Scrutinize the treatment duration of cinnamon that is required to demonstrate a change in HbA1c levels.
3. Identify the digestive enzymes that were inhibited the most by Ceylon cinnamon.
4. Describe which values were found to significantly decrease after treating patients with cinnamon vs. placebo.
CPE Level: II
Learning Codes: 2000, 2010, 2100, 4140
Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.1 , 8.1.2 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.7
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