Acanthosis Nigricans: Screening and Referral for Insulin Resistance

Course Summary

Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition known to be associated with insulin resistance.  This training explains more about the condition, and discusses recommended identification and referral techniques in children.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how acanthosis relates to diabetes.
  • Identify the different levels of acanthosis based on a numeric rating scale.
  • Demonstrate skills for screening and referral for acanthosis. 

Course Duration:  approx 1 hr.


Rachel Novotny, PhD, RDN, Douglas Taren, PhD, Cindy Chin, MD, Allison Root, MS, RD, Dominique Henry, MEd, BS, Kelly Mach, BS

Continuing Education: 1.0 CECH for CHES, 1.0 CNE, 1.0 CPE for RDs

This educational activity is jointly provided by the Western Region Public Health Training Center and the University of Arizona Continuing Nursing Education.

University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


CHES Provider number:  99036

Disclosures:  The planners, reviewers, and authors have no declared conflicts of interest

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