When: Wednesday, May 30, 2-3 p.m. EDT


Webinar attendees will deepen their knowledge about the role of physical activity in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Diagnostic criteria of type 2 diabetes will be reviewed, followed by an overview of the current scientific evidence of physical activity in the prevention of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance. We’ll also hear about current research projects using the experiences of the US Diabetes Prevention Program and the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study. During a Q&A, participants are encouraged to discuss various aspects of physical activity in type 2 diabetes prevention and share their experiences.

Speaker: Noël C Barengo, MD, MPH, PhD Noël C. Barengo  received his academic training at the University of Kuopio (Finland), the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and the University of Zurich (Switzerland): MD (1999); Master in Public Health (2001); PhD (2006); adjunct professor in public health at the University of Helsinki (2009). His research interests are prevention and control of hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, tobacco control and physical activity. Barengo is one of the most highly respected and well-known international experts in diabetes prevention in Latin America. As an expert in diabetes screening and prevention, his services have been requested by many countries in the Americas, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru. His scientific work is well known in the community of diabetes prevention worldwide, and he has been invited to many international congresses as a speaker presenting the findings of his studies. He has published 70 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and three book chapters. He is an assistant professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University. 

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