WN4DC Symposium

Supporting ALL BODIES in diabetes care

Understanding How Language Contributes to Weight Stigma Isn't Always Obvious

Understanding How Language Contributes to Weight Stigma Isn't Always Obvious What is weight stigma? Weight stigma refers to negative attitudes and behavior made towards fat people. It can cause exclusion and marginalization and lead to inequities. So how, as health providers, can we begin to...

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​What are the Five Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care?

What are the Five Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care? Healthcare professionals are facing the effects of trauma at both personal and professional levels. We are experiencing first-hand what trauma is and how it creates invisible barriers to change. This lived experience has tugged at...

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Why Trauma-Informed Care Training for Diabetes is Necessary

mauro mora on Unsplash Are you one of the many healthcare professionals asking, “How can I, as a healthcare professional, avoid re-traumatizing my clients?” Are you curious about the role of trauma? Do you want to provide a safe container for your clients to build the trust and confidence...

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It's About Community

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash It’s About Community Creating connections, deepening insight, enhancing learning, and connecting with other compassionate weight inclusive professionals need certain conditions. At the WN4DC Symposium, we believe feeling safe is essential. This is why we...

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Coming Alongside Our Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma, Weight Stigma, Diabetes Distress, or Racial Oppression

Coming Alongside Our Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma, Weight Stigma, Diabetes Distress, or Racial Oppression How can we, as professionals who work in diabetes care, come alongside our clients that are dealing with difficult stuff? Our sessions don't allow us to make the suffering of the...

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Is your client’s fear of food, carbs and eating normal…or disordered eating?

Is your client’s fear of food, carbs and eating normal…or disordered eating? How does weight bias influence our recognition of eating disorders in patients with type 2 diabetes? How can we support our patients with a thorough, affirming, weight-neutral assessment? In her talk, “Clearing the...

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The Risk of Developing an Eating Disorder Knows No Age Limits

How can you identify disordered eating and eating disorders in older adults with diabetes and help them create positive self-care changes? In her talk,“Identifying Disordered Eating in the Older Adult,” Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, will discuss how to provide diabetes and eating disorder care in...

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What is The Best Way to Talk with Clients About Diabetes and Diet Culture?

What is The Best Way to Talk with Clients About Diabetes and Diet Culture? A conversation with Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDCES, co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating, co-founder of WN4DC Symposium, and author of five mindful eating books. Q: What is the best way to talk to our...

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​Not sure how to talk to your clients about their relationship with movement?

Not sure how to talk to your clients about their relationship with movement? We know that physical activity is an important part of diabetes care, but how can you create a healthy, easy relationship with movement in a world that encourages that relationship to be unhealthy and difficult? In her...

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Worried that your clients with gestational diabetes might fall victim to diet culture?

Worried that your clients with gestational diabetes might fall victim to diet culture? Registered dietitians have skills to help their clients foster healthy relationships with food and body. You might be wondering how you can specifically leverage those skills when working with clients who have...

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