What is Weight Neutral Diabetes Care?

Perhaps you have a good understanding of the importance of Weight Neutral Care and agree that there is a better way than focusing on weight to manage diabetes.  But do you feel like you have the tools you need to successfully implement this approach with your clients?  Are you looking for more information and practical applications to take your Weight Neutral Diabetes Care practice to the next level? 

Weight neutral diabetes counseling focuses on guiding the client toward positive behaviors they can control, such as taking medication as prescribed, engaging in enjoyable physical activity as able, and approaching blood sugar monitoring without judgment.  Weight neutral diabetes education uses a ‘gentle nutrition’ approach with components of intuitive eating and mindfulness. 

You Have Heard Your Clients Say:

  • I know I need to lose weight to lower my blood sugar 
  • Food and eating feel like a chore; I don’t enjoy food anymore
  • My neighbor (sister, uncle, dentist, etc.) told me I should be following the keto diet for my diabetes, I’m not sure what to do
  • I’m so tired of counting carbohydrates and watching my weight
  • I feel like a failure,  I can’t lose weight

This session meets 8 times over the course of a year to allow for an in-depth coaching experience.  The group is intentionally limited to 7-10 participants to facilitate engagement, rapport between members and continuity.  Throughout the series of session blocks we’ll delve into providing weight neutral care for our patients with diabetes through real life case studies and problem solving.  Topics will unfold over the course of the session as we cover weight neutral care from before that first appointment (i.e. “How do we honor our patients’ fears and concerns about their weight?”)  to providing diabetes education from a weight neutral perspective (i.e. “What about counting carbs?”)   Gain the confidence to empower your clients to take charge of their health!

Specifics about This Session:

  • 8 coaching meetings over the course of a year for an in depth learning experience
  • This session meets from 10:00-11:30 am ET
  • It will start on Tuesday, Oct 13 and meet on Nov 10, Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, June 8, July 13,  and Aug 10 
  • Sessions are live and not recorded
Holly Paulsen

"We have the unique opportunity as weight neutral practitioners to change the dynamic for our clients with diabetes. Weight neutral care is compassionate care and it works!"


Holly Paulsen 

Is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) in private practice. Holly area of specialty is the intersection of eating disorders and diabetes.  As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Holly utilizes principles of Intuitive Eating and the Health At Every Size (HAES) paradigm in working with clients.  

In addition, Holly is an iadep-Approved Supervisor, CEDRD-S, and especially enjoys mentoring dietitians and other health professionals interested in learning more about Health at Every Size , Intuitive and Mindful Eating, Weight Neutral Diabetes Care and eating disorders treatment.   

To learn more about Holly visit her website: hollypaulsenrd.com.  She can be reached at [email protected]




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$299

Early Bird Double Session

2 Session for $299

12 Hour of Coaching + 3 Community Coaching Events = 15 CPE


This option allows you to select any double coaching session and save $100!

The WN4DC Symposium Coaching

Community offers 15 CPE for professionals for $399 


During the month of August it is discounted $100 and is available for $299. This offer ends July 31, 2020.

2 payments of $159/m

Early Bird Double Session 2-Payment

2 Session in 2 Payments Options $159

12 Hour of Coaching + 3 Community Coaching Events = 15 CPE


Spread out your payments over 60-days.

This option allows you to select any double coaching session and break the payments into two!

The WN4DC Symposium Coaching Community offers 15 CPE for professionals for $399 


During the month of August it is discounted more than $80 and available for 2 $159 payments, for a total of $318