WN4DC Symposium

Supporting ALL BODIES in diabetes care

A Curious Stance

A Curious Stance Taking a curious stance when working with your clients may not seem like a game-changer, however it begins to shift your counseling from telling to listening. This seemingly insignificant change is at the heart of motivational interviewing, or MI. MI is a way of working with...

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Halloween: Treat or Trigger for Disordered Eating?

October is the start of a three-month stretch in which seasonal holidays often trigger or increase eating struggles. This post will review the three reasons October may start disordered eating, and how those in the diabetes space can recognize and provide effective counseling to support clients...

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Exploring Discrimination In Diabetes Care - The Black Experience

Exploring Discrimination In Diabetes Care - The Black Experience Welcoming your clients to a session sets the tone for the whole appointment. Yet, in those fragile first few minutes, you face unseen challenges because of previous stigmatizing experiences at work in healthcare. This article will...

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​Microaggression - Exploring How Appearance-based Affirmations Land

Microaggression - Exploring How Appearance-based Affirmations Land By Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CDCES Affirmations are an important micro-skill needed when practicing Motivational Interviewing (MI). However, understanding the true power of affirmations can be lost when learning how to use...

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How Can Weight Inclusive Care Promote Health Equity?

How Can Weight Inclusive Care Promote Health Equity? Many professionals understand trying to treat all people the same doesn’t level the playing field. This concept is illustrated by the picture to the right, titled, Equality and Equity. Does treating higher-weight clients the same as...

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Are There Calorie-Free Food Tracking App for People With Diabetes?

Are There Calorie-Free Food Tracking App for People With Diabetes? What are some weight-inclusive technologies that you can suggest to your clients? The follow apps were suggested by weight-inclusive diabetes care professionals. There are some that are more like a traditional food log, and a...

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​How To Get Your CPE Certificate?

How To Get Your CPE Certificate? Congratulations on completing the 2021 WN4DC Symposium. Your desire to untangle health from weight and improve health equity in diabetes care is commendable. Now that you have completed 18 hours, you may be wondering, how do I get my certificate? This post...

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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...

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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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