CME course

Treating metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and obesity with therapeutic carbohydrate restriction

This CME/CE-certified course is offered online at

Release date: November 11, 2019
Expiration date: November 11, 2020

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Diet Doctor.


Target audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, and dietitians engaged in the care of patients with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.


After this course, clinicians will be able to:

  • Use therapeutic carbohydrate restriction to treat patients with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
  • Determine which patients will benefit from therapeutic carbohydrate restriction, what precautions should be considered, and why.
  • Provide comprehensive education on beginning and sustaining therapeutic carbohydrate restriction to patients for whom it is appropriate.
  • Safely adjust diabetes and blood pressure medications during the initiation and maintenance of therapeutic carbohydrate restriction.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and troubleshoot patient progress while using therapeutic carbohydrate restriction.


Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD
CEO, Diet Doctor

Dr. Bret Scher,

Medical Director, Diet Doctor

Adele Hite, PhD, MPH, RD
Senior Writer, Diet Doctor

Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
Writer, Diet Doctor

Course overview

Module 1: Background and definitions

Module 2: Physiological and metabolic effects of carbohydrate-restricted diets

Module 3: Initiating the intervention

Module 4: Administering therapeutic carbohydrate restriction

Module 5: Follow-up care

This course includes resources to educate patients about therapeutic carbohydrate restriction, like a sample menu, shopping list, information about target protein ranges, and much more. The course also includes materials to help clinicians safely prescribe therapeutic carbohydrate restriction to patients, including summaries of how to monitor ketones and safely de-prescribe diabetes medications.

For a more detailed outline of the course, click here.

For a printable pdf to share with colleagues or your healthcare provider, click here.

Joint accreditation statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Diet Doctor. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 3.0 contact hours.

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (CDR Provider #3631) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity. This is a Level II activity.

Evaluation of the quality of this activity/education materials may be submitted directly to CDR at

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Fee information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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