Endocrine Effects from Sleep Deprivation: Why Sleep is the Most Important Pillar of Lifestyle Intervention

Physicians, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals need to receive regular updates on professional guidelines, advances in basic science and clinical research, and emerging treatment modalities and management strategies for patients with endocrine disorders. The series will explore new models of multidisciplinary care in the field, especially as it relates to patients with cardiometabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The series aims to expand the knowledge of learners, promote adherence to evidence-based guidelines, enhance the quality of endocrinology care, disseminate best clinical practices, and improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how sleep deprivation can lead to increased adiposity through increased hunger and energy intake.

  • Identify the mechanism of increased insulin resistance from sleep deprivation.

  • Demonstrate greater understanding of how sleep optimization can improve cardiovascular health.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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