What Participants Are Saying About The Symposium!

This symposium was a game-changer for diabetes care. Until now, we've had to translate and filter information in diabetes education for weight inclusivity. It was so nice to have an entire symposium steeped in research and approaches that focused on being weight inclusive. Thank you!

  • Lindsay Stenovec, MS, RD, CEDRD-S San Diego, CA, USA

I thought the WN4DC team did an exceptional job and would like to thank all involved.

  • Participant

The WN4DC Symposium made me realize that we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in how we care for people. I recommend this program to anyone working in healthcare who wants to grow as an empathetic, weight neutral provider. 

  • Erin Thompson, MPH, RD, LD, CDE, Tyler, TX

The whole experience was excellent.  I was especially impressed at the organization and how smoothly everything ran for a 'first annual' symposium! The marketing, technical aspects, etc. were all outstanding!

  • Participant

What is Included!

The Symposium is a guided, self-paced, online training which explores the value and impact of weight-neutral diabetes care. The conference has the quality, convenience, value, and commitment to weight-inclusive care you want. It raises the bar in diabetes care for ALL BODIES!

Weight-neutral professionals can now learn wherever there is an internet connection from 18 international experts regarding four distinct aspects of diabetes care. This curated program has been assembled with the learner in mind, building and layering learning, guiding content, providing resources, offering worksheets, and facilitating a deeper understanding of each learning track.  

  • Identify the weight-focused diabetes guidelines and state specific reasons these recommend
  • Learn about the different types of fasting.
  • Examine the relationship between disordered eating and diabetes
  • Apply specific language, strategies and techniques to engage and guide patients/clients in
  • List 5 things that can improve insulin resistance

Nuts & Bolts of Type 2 Diabetes

A chance to master the pathophysiology and national guidelines fro a weight neutral perspective

Michelle May, M.D.

Level 1: Implementing National Guidelines from a Weight-Neutral Lens

Holly Paulsen RD, CEDRD-S, LD

Level 2: Gentle Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Laurie Klipfel RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE, WCC

Level 2: Insulin Resistance: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

Rahaf Al Bochi RDN, LD

Level 3: Clinical Implications of Faith-Based and Dietary Fasting with Diabetes


Weight Neutral Diabetes Care

Discover the research why weight neutral diabetes care is effective

Elizabeth Michael MS, RDN, LDN, CDE

Level 1: The Power of a New Perspective: Incorporating Weight Neutrality into Diabetes Management

Oli Williams PhD

Level 2: Feeling the Weight of Expectation: Offer Support Not Stigma

Sandra Aamodt Ph.D.

Level 2: Why Diets Don't Work: How the Brain Fights Against Lasting Weight Loss

Lori Short-Zamudio, RD

Level 3: A Weight Neutral Way to Work with Medications and Potential Side-effectsAdd text to your page


Explore the critical concepts and applications of diabetes care counseling using motivational interviewing skills in a weight-neutral way.

Mosadi Brown, MEd, RD, CDE

Level 1: Contextual Influences in Diabetes Self-Management Education (SME) Programs

Julie M. Sweeney, RSSW, MTC

Level 2: Diagnosis and Shame

Ellen R. Glovsky, PhD, RD, LDN

Level 2: Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change in Diabetes

Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD

Level 3: What Motivates Change? Translating Theory into Practice

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Disordered Eating

Learn the connection between the development of eating disorders and diabetes.

Dr. Lesley Williams, MD, CEDS

Level 1: The Medical Side - When Diabetes and Disordered Eating Collide

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

Level 2: Medical Care in Patients with Eating Disorders: Not About the Weight

Anny Ha, MS, RD, CEDRD, CDE, Nicole Napientek, MPH, RDN, Carolyn Fisher PhD, BCB

Level 2: Nutritional and psychological treatment of disordered eating and diabetes: a 6-week eating class

Erin Phillips, MPH, RD, CDE

Level 3: ED-DMT1 (Diabulimia) and Beyond: Nutrition for treatment and prevention of eating disorders in type 1 diabetes

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