Register NOW for the FREE to attend, ONLINE Diabetes Empowerment Summit! Starts November 1!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

As you can see from my caps lock above (haha) I’m incredibly excited to finally announce that, after months of preparation, registration for the Diabetes Empowerment Summit is finally OPEN!!!

What is the Diabetes Empowerment Summit?

Last year, we hosted our inaugural online summit, and the positive feedback we received from our three thousand + attendees was mind-blowing.

An online summit is a great way to augment in-person conferences for those who want to hear from some of most high caliber speakers out there, without having to pay for conference fees, travel costs, taking time off work, etc.

Of course, you know I LOVE in person conferences, promote them all the time, and go to as many as possible, and I wanted to provide a memorable, educational experience as an alternative to those who can’t make in-person work right now!

All the presenters share their best tools, systems, frameworks, practices, and more on HOW they live in an empowered mindset with diabetes, HOW they cultivate confidence in their day to day choices living with diabetes, and also what they teach their patients/clients/readers/followers in the same regard!

Why am I (and all the presenters) so passionate about this?

The reality of traditional healthcare when it comes to living with diabetes (all types) is that the mental and emotional sides of life with chronic disease are almost NEVER addressed.

Further, resources covering HOW to cultivate the habits and practices that will allow us not only to build a strong, solid emotional foundation to build the rest of our lives on, but those same tools that we need to lean on when we are experiencing difficult times/burnout, are not offered at the doctor’s office.

Without these CRUCIAL tools, we are left to figure this all out on our own.

I know because that was my journey with diabetes for so many years. Clinical depression, eating disorder, obesity, shame, guilt, anger. That was my everyday experience and mindset for more than 8 years.

That is why I am so passionate about creating this resource that is free for everyone.

Because it is a tool that I wish I had when I was struggling, and I want to help bridge the gap between traditional healthcare, and the emotional tools we all need but are not given at the doctor’s office.

We need your help!

We are SO grateful to be partnering with many amazing non-profit organizations, and other people who are sharing this resource with their networks because they believe in the value it adds to the community.

I believe that the power of collaboration and community are key to helping as many people as possible get the tools they need to live happier and healthier lives.

In that light, we are asking that you share this valuable resource with your network – your friends, family, and healthcare team.

We can only help people if they KNOW this resource exists!

Share via email, social media, word of mouth…we appreciate it all!!!

The link to register for free and that you can share is: www.des2017.com

Register now, and mark your calendars for November 1 when the summit begins!

Community collaboration is the ONLY way an event like this comes together, and I’m PROFOUNDLY grateful to all the presenters, non-profit and media outreach partners, sponsors, giveaway donations, and my incredible team for sharing your love and wisdom and allowing me to bring this idea to life for a
second year.

Together everyone achieves more. 

Manage What You Measure – Making it Easy

As cliché as the saying “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” might be, that doesn’t change the fact that it is true, especially when it comes to our health.

As someone who has gone from obese and depressed with an eating disorder, to a genuinely healthy athlete with type 1 diabetes, I can tell you without a doubt that getting serious about measuring my blood sugars, my nutrition habits, my water intake, my sleep, my exercise and more absolutely not only changed my physical body for the better, it changed my mindset and spirituality for the better as well.

Knowing what I am doing by keeping track, and choosing how I care for my health is so incredibly empowering, and allows me to feel confident in my day to day diabetes management decisions.

This video focuses on how easy it can be to make one small change that, if practiced consistently, will absolutely lead to gigantic results. This act of measuring anything you do in regards to your health is a PRACTICE of self-love and self-care! Lets focus on exactly how to choose one simple thing to track today that will lead you to better choices all around moving forward!

Action Items:

1. Choose to give yourself the gift of self-love and self-care today by picking one thing to track such as your total water intake, each thing you eat, how many hours you sleep, or anything else that you know is an area of your life that you desire to improve in.

2. Comment below and share what you chose to track today! The more you share, the more other people will feel empowered to step out of their comfort zones and give themselves the gift of self-love.

Let’s support each other along the way!

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