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) Disordered Eating Track, is that language matters in diabetes care. Learn how to speak about diabetes care in a neutral language. Mastering this skill in our profession makes great sense for compassionate, client centered care. This way of speaking fits well with the weight neutral model of care that is the foundation of this symposium and Erin touches on some key points about using Intuitive Eating in diabetes care. This presentation offers practical and valuable knowledge for every kind of practitioner on the diabetes care team, including Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators.
Whether or not your glucose levels are in range, or out … practice self-compassion, non-judgment, and curiosity.
Are you aware of the perfectionism being encouraged and expected in diabetes care? Have you ever truly considered the burden on patients who have Type 1 diabetes? Maybe you lack knowledge about the basics of the disease (Type 1 Diabetes), but are an expert in eating disorders. Erin provides a crash course for the ED care team, so, as Erin says: “Patients don’t get sick of explaining their diabetes to the ED care team!” Don’t let this lack of knowledge be a barrier to care.
Intuitive Eating with T1D [Type 1 Diabetes] is absolutely possible!
It is exciting to gain insight into how Intuitive Eating is possible as part of diabetes care! This can be included as part of nutrition education and nutrition therapy for your patients. Don’t miss Erin’s presentation that addresses the unique needs of patients with eating disorders and co-occurring diabetes Type 1.
Are you ready to receive some of your own key takeaways? Join us for the WN4DC symposium, a virtual conference for health professionals in July. Get inspired and get ready to bring weight neutral care to groups of diverse patients living with diabetes. Let’s change the paradigm together! Register today! You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Amy E. Reich – MS Nutrition candidate at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Health Educator, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Intuitive Eating Counselor (in progress).
Amy’s work focuses on an overall holistic view of health, not fad diets or dieting. Helping people to have a healthy relationship with food, respect for their own unique body type, and awareness of disordered eating is something Amy is passionate about. She also specializes in creating and offering programs for stress management through yoga, movement, and the creative arts. When not working, you’ll find her dancing, making music, or digging in the earth with her son. She adores cats and loves chocolate.