WN4DC Symposium

Supporting ALL BODIES in diabetes care

Understanding how diet-culture impacts nutrition and healthcare

Understanding how diet-culture impacts nutrition and healthcare It is easy to say, "I understand how diet-culture impacts nutrition and healthcare." Yet, finding an objective way to measure your understanding is difficult. This void is why in 2018, a group of HAES professionals created the...

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​What is WN4DC?

What is WN4DC? WN4DC.com is a consumer website for clients who are new to HAES and are curious about stepping out of diet culture. If you haven't had a chance to explore the WN4DC website, why not take a few minutes and orient yourself to the many, many resources that are available. Here are...

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Helping bariatric surgery patients embrace a weight neutral approach to diabetes care

Helping bariatric surgery patients embrace a weight neutral approach to diabetes care It might seem challenging to apply Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES) principles in bariatric surgery patients who have extensive histories of disordered eating and possible disconnection with...

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​How can you help your clients embrace “normal eating”?

How can you help your clients embrace “normal eating”? In a culture full of dieting messages, rules and pseudo nutrition science, how can we normalize eating for patients with diabetes? How can you help your clients understand that eating and being hungry is a normal experience? In her talk...

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11 Tools for Professionals Using Weight Neutral Diabetes Care

11 Tools for Professionals Using Weight Neutral Diabetes Care Looking for some resources to make it easier to talk about weight neutral diabetes care? While this isn't an exhaustive list, these eleven will get you started! Not sure where to start your journey? Consider the book Diabetes...

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​Struggling to find and recommend weight neutral resources to your clients?

Struggling to find and recommend weight neutral resources to your clients? When a client expresses thoughts or behaviors around disordered eating, how do you best support and connect them with resources to meet their needs? Books and other activities help clients stay engaged between...

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​What do you do when food and trauma are connected in your clients?

What do you do when food and trauma are connected in your clients? With trauma being so prevalent, as a healthcare practitioner, it can feel overwhelming to try to understand how to manage the ways trauma shows up in interactions, especially when trauma and food are connected. But you can...

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How are health inequity and fat stigma experienced?

How are health inequity and fat stigma experienced? Do you wish you understood how health inequity is connected to fat stigma so you can prevent patient interactions from becoming uncomfortable, even icky? Maybe you want to be able to spot all the ways fat patients are treated as less...

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Do you know how to help clients who have experienced trauma?

Do you know how to help clients who have experienced trauma? It’s hard to know how to help clients who have or are dealing with trauma. One way to move forward is to understand what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are and why they’re relevant to clients with diabetes. Trauma is...

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Do you know weight-biased research when you see it?

Do you know weight-biased research when you see it? How does weight stigma and bias enter the research process? Not only is it important to know the answers to that question, but it’s also important to be able to identify studies whose findings might have been affected by weight stigma, as...

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