Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Diabetes in Chronic Kidney Disease
Course Description:In this course, you’ll discuss the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes worldwide; review the impact of insulin resistance on carbohydrate and fat metabolism in chronic kidney disease (CKD); discuss dietary challenges for CKD patients with these conditions; and review recent therapeutic advances in diabetic CKD.
Course Objectives:• Discuss the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes worldwide.
• Review the impact of insulin resistance on carbohydrate and fat metabolism in chronic kidney disease (CKD).
• Discuss dietary challenges for CKD patients with these conditions.
• Review recent therapeutic advances in diabetic CKD.
- CDR Level: 2
- Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.4, 8.3.4
- Run Time: 30
Course Instructor Bio(s)
Csaba P Kovesdy, MD, FASN
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis VA Medical Center
Memphis, TN, USA
Csaba P Kovesdy, MD, is the Fred Hatch Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, Director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program, and Medical Director of the Office of Clinical Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Chief of Nephrology at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr Kovesdy earned his medical degree from the University of Pecs Medical School in Pecs, Hungary. He performed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, and completed a clinical fellowship in Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
Dr Kovesdy’s principal research interests are centered on uncovering causes of morbidity and mortality with a focus on nutritional and metabolic abnormalities in patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease, with active involvement in observational, interventional, and translational research studies. Dr Kovesdy has published his research in over 550 peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters. He has served as the Treasurer of the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism during 2014-2018 and is currently an at-large member of the Executive Committee. Dr Kovesdy co-chairs the TNT Renal Program and is actively involved in educational activities related to renal nutrition and metabolism.
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