Level 1: Implementing National Guidelines from a Weight-Neutral Lens
Providing DSMT and MNT from a weight-neutral perspective requires professionals to synthesize myriad national guidelines in the context of weight-inclusive care. Dr. Michelle May will speak about how she updated her diabetes self-management training program to be weight-neutral. She’ll provide specific examples of the revisions made in her book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes and in the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes consumer program and professional training.
- Participants will identify at least three weight-focused diabetes guidelines and state specific reasons these recommendations are problematic.
- Participants will state weight-inclusive guidelines that may form the foundation of diabetes care.
- Participants will identify DSMT/MNT counseling messages that may contribute to disordered eating, shame, and/or weight stigma and develop alternate DSMT/MNT counseling messages that support a weight-inclusive, non-restrictive approach.