Effects of Early Life Experience on Diabetes Risk
Biological events that occur during fetal and postnatal life predispose a child to an elevated risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes, later in life. This training reviews the research related to brain development, genetics and fetal origin and describes evidenced-based interventions to break the cycle.
To start, click on Introduction and Brain Development in the menu below.
CME/CE credit will not be offered after this date except for dental professionals.
- Introduction and Brain Development
- Fetal Origins
- Break the Cycle
- Discuss the importance of the prenatal and early life periods.
- Differentiate between risk and protective factors that occur in these developmental periods.
- Review the impacts of stress and trauma on the physiologic and behavioral risks for chronic disease.
- Summarize characteristics of innovative programs that have been shown to successfully modify these risks.