WN4DC Symposium

Supporting ALL BODIES in diabetes care

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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​The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act The value of empathy in evoking change has been validated by research in Motivational Interviewing but it also impacts clinical outcomes, as Megan Muñoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES a master's level nurse, explains in her course, Medication: The Missing Link in Weight Neutral...

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How to Escalate or De-escalate Diabetes Care

How to Escalate or De-escalate Diabetes Care How can you talk to your clients about escalate or de-escalate their diabetes plan? Megan Muñoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES creator and host of Type2andYou with Meg, was wondering the same thing. As a master's prepared nurse and diabetes care and education...

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The Trailing Technique

"How do I help my patients overcome concerns about needing or using medications?" Is a question I'm asked all the time, explains Megan Muñoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES, a master's level trained nurse and creator of Medications: The missing piece in weight neutral diabetes care course. "I understand...

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​​Four Ways to Spot Disordered Eating Behaviors in Diabetes Care

Four Ways to Spot Disordered Eating Behaviors in Diabetes Care Disordered Eating Behaviors in Diabetes (DEB-D) is more common than many professionals realize. Research conducted in 2017 by Garcia-Mayer noted that as many as 20-40% of patients with type 2 diabetes present with disordered eating....

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