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This webinar was presented live on January 18, 2022.
Robin Tucker, PhD, RD, FAND presents a webinar titled "Challenges in diet-related chronic disease management due to sleep problems: How do we help?". The presenter will discuss physiological changes triggered by insomnia that make management of chronic diseases, including diabetes (type 2), obesity, and cardiovascular disease a challenge. Screening tools for sleep problems will be presented for use by RD's in clinical practice. Behavior change interventions will be discussed to promote better sleep outcomes in clients, providing a gateway for improved management of chronic diseases in those with sleep issues.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 6.2, 8.3, 4.1, 8.3.7, 4.1.2
- Participants will be able to explain at least three physiological changes triggered by sleep problems make managing chronic diseases much more challenging.
- Participants will be able to explain at least two tools to screen patients for sleep problems.
- Participants will be able to summarize three behavior-based recommendations to improve sleep outcomes for their patients and clients.
Robin Tucker, PhD, RD, FAND
Robin M. Tucker, PhD, RD, FAND is an assistant professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. Dr. Tucker studies the effects of sleep on nutrition status and diet-related disease risk and has published widely on these topics. As a former clinical and public health dietitian, Dr. Tucker seeks to understand how sleep-related research findings can be translated into dietetics practice.