WN4DC Symposium

Supporting ALL BODIES in diabetes care

Diabetes and Health: The Power of a New Perspective

This post was contributed by Grace Sinopoli, NDTR, WN4DC Symposium Intern When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. -Wayne Dyer How often do your patients come to you with “diabetes distress”? Living with and managing diabetes can lead to fatigue, tension,...

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Diet Backlash: How Technology and Calorie Counting Disconnect Us From Our Bodies

The post was contributed by Hannah Martin, WN4DC Symposium Intern Diet culture has caused us to be in constant war with our bodies. The dominant message is still that weight is valued over well-being; it has taught us that thin equals healthy and that if you lose weight you will be healthier....

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Eating Disorders with Type 1 Diabetes and Beyond

This post was contributed by WN4DC Symposium Intern Amy E. Reich Control is a misnomer; we can never truly, realistically control diabetes. – Erin Phillips One of the key takeaways received from Erin Phillips presentation, in the Weight Neutral for Diabetes Symposium (WN4DC Symposium)...

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Reframing Shame with a Diagnosis of Diabetes

This post was contributed by WN4DC Symposium intern, Hannah Frazee. Between the judgments from others on how the patient should be managing their diabetes, to the constant feedback about blood sugars from meters and pumps – diabetes has a lot of holes for shame to hide. The diagnosis of...

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What is Motivational Interviewing and How Does it Help in Healthcare Counseling?

This post was contributed by WN4DC Symposium intern Hannah Frazee. Motivational interviewing allows for intentional interactions, and learning MI gives you purposeful skills used to help motivate change from within. Do you meet...

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Diabetes Guidelines: From Weight-Centric to Weight-Neutral

This post was contributed by WN4DC Symposium intern, Jessica Long. Paradigms are difficult to see through, much less break through! – Michelle May, M.D. As healthcare professionals, we are trained to recognize and adhere to strict clinical guidelines, and diabetes care is no different....

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Bringing the Body in to the Diabetes Conversation

Post contributed by Grace Sinopoli, NDTR, WN4DC Symposium intern Throughout her presentation “Medications, Bodies, and Diabetes” in Track 2 of the Weight Neutral 4 Diabetes Care Symposium, Lori Short-Zamudio, a dietitian in Canada who supports patients with diabetes, discusses what she calls...

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When Diabetes and Disordered Eating Collide

This post was contributed by WN4DC Symposium intern Amy E. Reich. Are eating disorders dangerous stumbling blocks in the management of blood sugar in your patients? People with diabetes and disordered eating are in need of a medical provider who can help them find their way back to a safe, long...

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Ethical Concerns about the DiRECT approach to diabetes

Orginally published July 2019 By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE Everyday, assertions of the ‘latest approach’ to prevent type 2 diabetes continue to emerge. However, when these claims are examined, ethical concerns arise. Specifically, one such claim from the article published in Clinical...

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What are the four most common FAQs about diabetes medication?

Working in diabetes care means you get a lot of questions, so we wanted to talk about the four most common medication questions and how to answer them without pathologizing the body. Q. Why are diabetes medications necessary? A. The client is wanting to understand the underlying pathophysiology...

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