Are you ready to really help them? Not TELL them. HELP them?

As a coach with over two decades of experience, I can tell you that KNOWING what someone needs to do is useless. Being able to MOTIVATE someone to actually make the change they need is EVERYTHING.

Diabetes is a tough disease. Not only having it, but trying to actually make sense of it in the vast morass of bad advice dished out by media, government, nonprofits, Big MED, and Big PHARMA is overwhelming. YOU know about ketogenic diets for diabetics. But the POWERS THAT BE say something different. They tell diabetics to eat 45-65% of their calories from SUGAR and cover that with insulin. That is utter madness.

So when you show up and tell a diabetic that a ketogenic diet can reverse their diabetes, put it into remission, and prevent any further damage from life-threatening diabetic complications…you sort of expect some thanks, right? But how often does that happen? Rarely, if ever.

This is NOT an issue with the information.

  • This IS an issue of MOTIVATION.
  • This IS an issue of BELIEF.

The information is one tiny piece of the puzzle. The MOST important thing is the BELIEF and MOTIVATION. You’ve got to help the diabetic BELIEVE a ketogenic diet can help them and get MOTIVATED to make the switch.

Kelley Pounds, the Low Carb RN, put together a four-part series to help you with that journey. From the scientific explanations, to navigating the official recommendations, to learning and practicing Motivational Interviewing skills to getting patient buy-in and compliance, it’s all there. If you really, REALLY want to help diabetics, these are four articles that are must-reads.

Go read ’em! And report back with your comments. We’ve all got to get better at this or soon the whole world will be diabetic.

Part One:
Do We Really Need 130g of Carbohydrates Per Day?

Part Two:
Can Diabetes Educators and Dietitians Teach Low Carb?

Part Three:
Common Objections to Offering Low Carb Education

Part Four:
Motivational Interviewing – Helping People Who Are Not Sure They Want To Be Helped

*Source: An unnamed diabetes coach on Facebook