This session focuses on how family planning and teen pregnancy prevention service providers can support adolescents and young adults living with obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes. Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, is a certified diabetes care and education specialist and nutrition expert. Ms. Weisenberger covers the potential impact of obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes on adolescents and young adults, including risks to fertility, pregnancies, and offspring, and their impact on health and racial equity. She reviews evidence-based recommendations for supporting clients to prevent and mitigate the negative health effects of insulin resistance, prediabetes, and obesity.
This is the first webinar in a two-part series. The second webinar will focus on how to incorporate culturally competent strategies for addressing obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes into family planning services.