Remission of Type 2 Diabetes and Reversal of Insulin Resistance Certificate Course

The evidence-based path toward helping patients with diabetes regain health and vitality.

This CME/CE certificate course equips clinicians like yourself to use intensive, evidence-based lifestyle medicine therapies to send type 2 diabetes into remission and reverse insulin resistance.

Created by experts and researchers who have had proven success in treating patients with diabetes using lifestyle medicine, upon completion, you will be immediately prepared to address diabetes and insulin resistance in powerful new ways.

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The Need to Reduce the Prevalence of Diabetes is Urgent

Clinicians across every specialty and practice setting encounter people daily with this debilitating yet preventable disease.

37 Million Americans Have Diabetes


96 Million U.S. Adults Have Prediabetes

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Yearly Cost in Medical, Lost Work and Wages

Source: CDC

If you are a clinician who:

  • Struggles with how to best help your patients deal with their type 2 diabetes
  • Is tired of on-going and increasing medication management that simply slows, not halts, disease progression
  • Wishes you could do more to alleviate the suffering of your patients’ debilitating symptoms
  • Wonders if there is a better way
  • Is a physician, certified diabetes care & education specialist, physician associate, nurse practitioner, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, psychologist, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or national board-certified health and wellness coach, clinician in training, or other health professional working with patients with diabetes and insulin resistance

This course is for you.

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In this course you will:

  • Learn evidence that intensive therapeutic lifestyle change can reverse most insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Gain the skills you need to implement intensive therapeutic lifestyle interventions with your patients
  • Understand the steps to establish reimbursable intensive therapeutic lifestyle change programs
  • Earn 18 CME/CE/MOC
American College of Lifestyle Medicine Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate Badge

Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate

Physicians and eligible health professionals that complete this course will receive a Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate signifying specialized knowledge and competency in evidence-based lifestyle medicine to support the treatment, remission, and prevention of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.

Additional benefits of earning the Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate include:

  • Certificate (electronic and hard-copy versions)
  • Electronic badge that may be displayed via social media, email signature, digital or printed business cards, websites, etc.
  • Recognition in ACLM’s online membership directory via the certificate badge. This enables fellow ACLM members to identify and refer patients to those having earned this Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate
  • Recognition in ACLM’s online public-facing directory* for patients to search for, and connect with, clinicians having earned this Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate. *must be certified in lifestyle medicine and maintain active ACLM membership
John Kelly Md Mph Lm Intensivist Faclm

“Nothing is more empowering in treating patients with T2D than knowing how to help them reverse their disease and reliably achieve remission. And nothing is more satisfying to a doctor or clinician than to see their patients get free from medications they no longer need! In this course, you will learn how to do exactly that.”

John Kelly, MD, MPH, LM Intensivist, FACLM
Lead Course Faculty

Caroline Trapp Dnp Anp Bc Cdces Dipaclm Faanp

“At a time when the cost of medications for diabetes has or will become out-of-reach for many, and the potential side-effects of diabetes medications range from unpleasant to black-box warnings, this powerful and comprehensive course offers a safe, effective and affordable alternative: remission of T2D and reversal of IR with Lifestyle Medicine. Every person with diabetes deserves to know about this option!”

Caroline B. Trapp, DNP, ANP-BC, CDCES, DipACLM, FAANP
Lead Course Faculty

The Diabetes Course You Wished You Had in Medical School

This online CME/CE course will help you and help your patients regain their health and lives with an evidence-based path toward type 2 diabetes remission and reversal of insulin resistance.

While the current disease management approach for people with type 2 diabetes is primarily aimed at regulating blood glucose and delaying progression of disease, remission using intensive lifestyle medicine interventions is in fact possible.

If you would like to be able to offer your patients with diabetes the option of tight control, normal HbA1C’s, and overall better health, with highly effective, safe and affordable treatment, this course is for you.

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Topics Covered in this Course

  • Key metabolic disturbances of diabetes and insulin resistance
  • How disturbances are reversed – reversal and remission of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Can lifestyle medicine reverse established complications?
  • Type 1 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA) and insulin resistance-related Alzheimer’s
  • How reversing insulin resistance affects type 2 diabetes , latent autoimmune diabetes and insulin resistance-related Alzheimer’s
  • How and to what extent Metabolic Syndrome be reversed
  • Reversal of diabetic neuropathy – including non-pharmacologic modalities to reverse same
  • Essential characteristics of type 2 diabetes remission and insulin resistance reversal with lifestyle medicine and how it is best accomplished
  • Disease reversal and fasting, time restricted feeding and fasting mimicking diets
  • Sleep and exercise requirements
  • Key steps/processes for establishing a type 2 diabetes program
  • Reimbursement

Course Faculty

John Kelly Md Mph Lm Intensivist Faclm

John Kelly, MD, MPH, LM Intensivist, FACLM

Jonathan Bonnet Md Mph Caqsm Faafp Faclm Dipablm 1

Jonathan Bonnet, MD, MPH, CAQSM, FAAFP, FACLM, DipABLM

Caroline B Trapp Dnp Anp Bc Cdces Dipaclm Faanp

Caroline B. Trapp, DNP, ANP-BC, CDCES, DipACLM, FAANP

Jeni Shull Clayton, Md, Mph, Dipablm

Jeni Shull Clayton, MD, MPH, DipABLM

George Guthrie Md Mph Cdces Faafp Faclm Dipablm


Kylie Buckner Msn Rn

Kylie Buckner, MSN RN

Dean Sherzai Md Mas Mph Phdc Ayesha Sherzai Md Mas

Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS, MPH, PhD(c) Ayesha Sherzai, MD, MAS

Scott Stoll Md Fabpmr

Scott Stoll, MD, FABPMR

Brenda Davis Rd

Brenda Davis, RD

Neal Barnard Md Facc

Neal Barnard, MD, FACC

Denise Fields Pharmd Bc Adm Fashp Dipaclm

Denise Fields, PharmD, BC-ADM, FASHP, DipACLM

Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center 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. 

For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18.00 nursing contact hour(s).   

For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based enduring material for a maximum of 18.00 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.   

For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 18.00 CE credits in psychology.   

For Dietitians: This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 18.00 CPEUs.   

For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 18.00 general continuing education credits.   

For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy/occupational therapy by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18.00 continuing education credits for physical therapists/ occupational therapists.   

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  

AAFP Prescribed Credits: The AAFP has reviewed Remission of Type 2 Diabetes and Reversal of Insulin Resistance with Lifestyle Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 18.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 11/11/2023 to 11/11/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

ABLM MOC: The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 18.0 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity.  

For NBC-HWCs: The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 18 continuing education credits for this learning activity: CEA-000127-2. 

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months.  There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies.  Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education.  Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity.  All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.   

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices:  In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.  Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.   

Individuals in control of content have disclosed the following:    

  • Jonathan Bonnet, MD, MPH, CAQSM, FAAFP, FACLM, DipABLM  | Disclosures: Research Grant, Ardmore institute of Health; Consultant, American Academy of Family Physicians  

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. The remaining course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.   

What are the credentials of the curriculum authors?

The authors are clinical subject matter experts in their fields, including faculty who are board-certified in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and more. They have achieved professional clinical degrees and have substantially contributed to the research and advancement of the lifestyle medicine profession as well as successfully supported patients with type 2 diabetes remission.

What does it mean that the curriculum is evidence based?

The curriculum is a collection of the national guidelines for each content area. For example, the course reviews the work of those who have received the highest scientific achievement by the American Diabetes Association – the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. Course scientific evidence comes from journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Care, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Annals of Internal Medicine, and more. Additionally, the recommendations of national professional societies are incorporated, as well as the core peer-reviewed journal articles that contribute to the evidence base in this field.

Who will benefit from this 18-hour course?

This program is designed to provide in-depth education on the use of lifestyle medicine for remission of type 2 diabetes and reversal of insulin resistance and is applicable to physician, certified diabetes care & education specialist, physician associate, nurse practitioner, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, psychologist, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or national board-certified health and wellness coach, clinician in training, or other health professionals involved in providing coordinated care for patients with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. It is intended for those who are familiar with the field of lifestyle medicine and would like to learn specific lifestyle medicine interventions for those with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. The modules cover both basic and more advanced concepts, providing a thorough foundation of the underlying elements of both academic and clinical lifestyle medicine.

What is the format of the content?

The course is composed of 20 lectures within 17 modules and is 18 hours in length. The course is completed online via the ACLM Learning Management System. Users are able to click through the voice-over module slides at their own pace and complete a corresponding quiz. Interactive scenarios, images and case studies have been added to enhance the experience.

Who is eligible to receive the Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate upon completion of this course?

Physicians, certified diabetes care and education specialists, physician associates, nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians and pharmacists are among the health professionals eligible to earn the Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate.
All other course enrollees will earn a Certificate of Completion following course completion.

How was the Type 2 Diabetes Remission Certificate eligibility determined?

Certificate eligibility criteria were determined based on those working in direct patient care related to a diabetes diagnosis.

If you’re interested in more information about Lifestyle Medicine or Lifestyle Medicine training, contact

Katherine T.

I witnessed “aha moments” in patients when I explained the effect lifestyle has on insulin resistance and that understanding became a motivating factor for them to make lifestyle changes.

Jessica K.

Absolutely phenomenal course that I highly recommend to my colleagues! I love the added information about medication deprescribing guidance.

Gregory G.

I am highly motivated to go back to work in medicine after taking this course. I had retired/ stopped clinical practice because I no longer wanted to work in primary care (due to time constraints with patients, patient outcomes, etc.). I am motivated to get involved and engaged with truly helping people again.

Alexander S.

Really appreciate this opportunity to enhance my clinical practice with these new skills. This is what I went into medicine for!

Gaia K.

This course just makes me want to go out there and talk to people with diabetes!

Andrea M.

Well researched practical educational modules.

Velda K.

I have learned a lot about T2D and IR. Very helpful information for me to help clients.

Robert N.

I personally am tremendously excited to have been provided tools and knowledge to help remit the single largest chronic disease condition we face. This was by far, the best, most immediately applicable educational offering.

Becky D.

This course was very interesting. The lessons in physiology were especially useful in understanding the complexity of insulin resistance and diabetes.

Suzanne T.

I am better equipped to assess, promote, accelerate education about lifestyle modifications/ management to affect better outcomes in patient care.

Christine M.

Great to see how powerful changing lifestyle be and to realize that some long term diabetes complications can be reversed.

Stephanie P.

I have shared some of this content with local health professionals who have received it well and may cooperate in a LM program as a result.

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