How can health professionals teach diabetes education without getting sucked into the restrictive-eating, appearance-based, weight-loss trap? Diabetes Counseling and Education Activities: Helping clients without harping on weight, is the culmination of 20 years of teaching experience by a Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian, and Mindful Eating pioneer.
Help clients without harping on weight, so you can help the more than 370 million people worldwide with diabetes move away from the scale and unsustainable restrictive eating patterns to find better glucose control by focusing on size-acceptance, consistent self-care behaviors, and diabetes care.
We all know that diets don’t work. So why are we putting our diabetes clients on them? Break free of the weight-oriented mentality for diabetes control and free your clients to focus on wellness and healthy habits. This groundbreaking book, which uses Motivational Interviewing as its counseling foundation, embraces how sustainable change happens when we release the client from weight-focused counseling. Here is a short list of features:
This weight-neutral book offers 14-counseling activities, three handouts, and research explaining why we need to stop focusing on weight for people with type 2 diabetes. The book uses Motivational Interviewing counseling dialog to shift the focus away from restrictive eating and weight to changing behaviors and understanding type 2 diabetes.