Mindful Diabetes Care Program

 
 

DIABETES IS NOT YOUR FAULT…

…there are options beyond weight loss, dieting, and carb restriction to stay healthy.

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HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE TOLD THAT YOU HAD DIABETES OR PRE-DIABETES? Scared? Embarrassed? Upset? Angry?

GETTING A DIAGNOSIS LIKE DIABETES IS OFTEN INCREDIBLY STRESSFUL AND CAN COME WITH A VARIETY OF EMOTIONS.

It often comes with shame and blame. This can be particularly so for those of us in larger bodies - doctors and other health professionals may make assumptions about you.

Shame and Blame NEVER make us better.

Connecting with our bodies and minds in an honest, shame-free way ultimately leads to better health and better glucose control.

Living a full, healthy life with diabetes is possible without restriction - listening to your body and working with it, not against it, leads to better health.

DIABETES IS NOT YOUR FAULT.

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I am DeAun Nelson and I am an naturopathic doctor in Portland, Oregon. My specialty is helping people to find health in whatever sized body they have without any focus on weight change. I also work with people who have challenges regulating their blood glucose. Often those who have blood glucose regulation issues are told to lose weight, restrict carbohydrates, and restrict calories. Ultimately, these tools lead to weight regain and often to an unhealthy relationship with food. I want to see everyone address their health with a sense of curiosity and self-compassion.

I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE THAT:

…when people are ashamed of their bodies, they may find it more challenging to care for themselves as well as they would if they felt better about their bodies.

…when people are able to work with their bodies and focus on supporting themselves they can find health whether their weight changes or not.

…weight loss itself does not help manage diabetes, but self care does.

…shame does not improve health, it makes us more ill.

…when people put aside shame and blame, they are able to find the health they seek.

What this course offers:

  • Learn how to manage glucose levels with compassion and curiosity.

  • Learn how diabetes affects the body.

  • Learn how stress and shame affect the body and glucose management.

  • Learn how carbohydrate restriction can lead to less regulated glucose and binging.

  • Learn how to get out of the diet mentality.

  • Learn how to listen to your body and what it needs.

  • Learn how to manage interactions with providers.

  • Learn the science behind weight loss and health.

  • Shift how you think about your body and your health.

  • Learn how your individual body reacts to different things in your environment and how that affects your glucose levels.

  • Learn how to stay empowered and continue supporting your health as time goes on.

  • Join a community of like-minded people who are also on this journey for support.

The 12 week program includes:

A meeting with the group every other week for approximately 2 hours.

Personal appointment with me prior to the beginning of the program and after the program concludes.

Online support after the program is completed.

1 hour online check ins with the group once a month for 3 months after the end of the program.

YOU ARE A GOOD FIT IF:

You are dealing with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or type 2 diabetes.

You have tried to lose weight to be healthier, have not been successful long term and are looking for a better way.

You know there is more to your treatment than losing weight.

You have gotten off of the diet roller coaster, but are unsure how best to manage your glucose.

You are frustrated by weight loss and carbohydrate restriction being your only treatment options.

You want to feel better about your body and yourself.

You want to cultivate self compassion and self care.

For the inaugural class, I am providing a discount!!

The cost for the 12 week program and 3 month follow up - a total of 6 months is only…

$797

Still have questions or want to consult with me before you jump in, book a 20 minute phone consultation by clicking the button below.