Recorded Webinar Series -watch on your schedule! Help your diabetes clients achieve glycemic control without obsessing about the scale. Led by Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, author of Diabetes Counseing and Education Activities: Helping Clients Without Harping on Weight (16 CPEUs).
Here, Megrette uses the most compelling and effective activities from her new book to help you understand exactly how to use the weight-neutral counseling approach with your diabetes clients. Set within a Motivational Interviewing counseling approach, you'll learn how to use weight-neutral terminology, and simplify complex topics using innovative language, analogies and concepts. Your confidence as a diabetes educator will soar after this hands-on series. As always, Megrette provides lots of dialogue, case studies and practical handouts you can use immediately with your clients. Below are the topics of each webinar.
Webinar 1: Embracing a Weight Neutral, Approach to Diabetes Care - This discussion is designed to help you really understand why understanding the Health At Every Size, HAES movement is important for diabetes care. It continues to offer suggestions on how to avoid common counseling pitfalls and it concludes with providing four points for bringing HAES into your MNT/DSMT program.
Webinar 2: The Insulin Knife: Part 1 - This handout and teaching activity explains the complexity of type 2 diabetes, without out it becoming confusing. If you have been looking for a way to talk about insulin production, insulin resistance, and diet, without weight loss, then the Insulin Knife will be a perfect activity to learn. This activity breaks type 2 diabetes into three questions, each answer builds on the next, providing a whole view of diabetes care.
The Insulin Knife: Part 2 - A Deeper look into insulin resistance - This activity build on the Insulin Knife handout. After presenting the Insulin Knife, many clients will have questions and will want to explore one of the three aspects of this concept in greater detail. The Insulin Knife: Part 2 focuses on the different factors that contribute to insulin resistance allowing you to unpack this concept with confidence.
Webinar 3: Thermostat: Understanding The Cause of Insulin Resistance - This handout and teaching activity explains the role of environment and lifestyle change and how blood sugar levels can shift as a result. Using a thermostat as an example, clients can raise and lower their carbohydrate levels by changing the many variables that contribute or improve insulin resistance.
How Much Work - A deeper dive into the diet - Is an activity that explores the last concept in the Insulin Knife, handout which is the question “How much work?” Breaking this question into four key concepts: distribution of calories, portions, carbohydrate load, and the glucose-blunting effects of a mixed meal, understanding lifestyle change is easier to grasp. In addition, this activity reinforces why restriction isn’t the answer for long-term diabetes care.
Webinar 4: Blood Sugar Rocket - This activity reviews the role of macronutrients and fiber in the diet. It explains in a simple way why some foods have little effect on blood sugar, while others make them rise? The blood sugar rocket activity explains this concept in an interactive, kinesthetic way. Using this model, you can teach have clients change their rocket’s direction by shifting food choices or change the distance traveled by shifting the amount of food consumed. It is a fun, easy to understand analogy that helps clients establish a more balanced diet.
Food Choices - Teaching Activity will help your clients that are confused AND afraid to expand their food and eating choices. Food exchanges and “those lists” have been a staple of diet culture, and when your client is a chronic-dieter causality this fear typically comes from years of dieting (or trying to diet, but feeling like a failure). Chronic dieter, or the partner of a chronic dieter, need nonjudgmental, weight neutral, education about food and nutrition choices that focus solely on how to nourish the body and not on weight or weight loss.
Webinar 5: Using Food labels - Many clients have considerable confusion regarding how to read and interpret nutrition labels. There are many reasons for this confusion, the primary is the belief that there is a diabetic diet, that they must choose specific foods (typically diet), that they can only have specific foods (typically diet, low fat, calorie modified). These beliefs come from society’s obsession with restrictive eating and the surrounding diet culture, which targets type 2 diabetes.
Hypoglycemia, Hunger, and Fullness with Diabetes - This handout using a hunger and fullness scale for diabetes care. This handout includes counseling dialog for clients who are at risk of hypoglycemia due to medication or may be experiencing hypoglycemic symptoms due to a poor diet.
Webinar 6: What About Weight -- Understanding the concept of weight neutrality is different than teaching this to clients. In this activity, you will explore how to help clients move aware from weight loss goals, and keep their attention clearly focused on behaviors that they believe are promoting health, blood sugar control, balance and well-being.
Inactivity and Exercise Resistance - Inactivity & Exercise is a surprisingly complex topic to discuss with patients. This activity reviews three basic issues including time management, benefits of exercise, and self-doubt about ability to exercise/activity.
Webinar 7: Blood Sugar Experiments - Using The Meter - These counseling dialogs look at seven different situations that would benefit from blood glucose monitoring including: Getting a Meter, Elevated A1c, Not Testing, Blood Sugars All Over The Place, Blood Sugars Patterns, Experiments, Experiments 2 - alcohol, Experiments 2 - Dinner and Experiments - Hunger/Fullness7 CPEU / CEU
Liver Sponge - Explaining Hepatic glucose Release —Teaching activity explains how to teach and counsel a client to understand the Dawn phenomenon, Somogyi effect, Exercise and Alcohol and the role of the liver in diabetes care.
"The handouts, the free e-book with client/counselor dialogue, and the verbal dialogue and tips on the webinars were all very useful. I greatly enjoyed the series."
-Sheri Jonsson, MS, RDN, CDE, NBC-HWC, Ellsworth, KS
Seven webinars. Recorded (on-demand)--immediately after purchase you'll be given the links to access all seven. Watch on your time! See below for suggested learning codes and PI's.