Registered Nurse, Diabetes Coach, T1D
Owner, Dragonfly Lights LLC
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Coping and life skills build resiliency which is THE most important trait for dealing
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The Keys to Successfully Managing
Your Life with Diabetes
With diabetes education, the more knowledge you have the better you’re able to live with the disease.
Deep emotions are a real part of a diabetes diagnosis and many people don’t realize what’s happening to them.
If you change how you think and do what you believe is right, you’re more likely to do what’s best for you and your health.
Taking ownership of diabetes is all about finding what works for you and living life on your terms.
There’s nothing more powerful for a person with diabetes than the ability to find your voice and make it heard.
Not every situation can be put in a tidy box.
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This week I’m combining motivation and ownership. It is all rolled up in change. Both are required. If you are having trouble with change, this may be why!
Disease education isn't enough.
You need new skills to build resiliency.
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Find YOUR Power
We live in a world with so many opinions. From any Joe on social media, to the advice of friends, family and colleagues, to news media, to the providers we pay to help us manage our diabetes or other medical problems.
Everyone has their idea of what is “right” based on the lens through which they view the situation. If we let it, those opinions can cause us to doubt ourselves and wonder if our internal compass is steering us in the wrong direction. IT IS NOT!
You actually have all you need. Cling to and fight for YOUR voice. It is always a good thing to be open to other ideas and opinions, but not at the peril of losing what you want to do or say. Go be YOU. Speak YOUR truth. Use your POWER!
How do you begin? It begins with an awareness that something needs to change, When you are tired of feeling hopeless and without choice. It is possible to tap into your own power, and make changes that are meaningful to you. Sometimes it is as simple as an Oprah "a-ha" moment that shows you what was there all along. Suddenly you see things from a completely new mindset and your path becomes obvious.
I have experienced this transformation and want to share it with you.
Diabetes Coaching by a Diabetes Expert
What is a "Diabetes Coach"? First, know that I get you. I have Type 1 diabetes. The medical community takes care of the basic, tactical strategies of someone diagnosed with diabetes. I help you take care of living with diabetes and coping with it. It is possible to have a successful life, make peace with your diagnosis and take control of your relationship with diabetes.
What I Do
The goal of my coaching services is to guide clients to create new and meaningful way of dealing with their personal diabetes challenges. I help you uncover what works for YOU. Below are services I provide. Click on each individual button to read more.
The individual coaching program is a 12-week course consisting of weekly one-on-one individualized coaching sessions with a holistic mind-body system approach towards wellness. The initial session includes a comprehensive assessment of your current medical therapy, habits, patterns and emotional state.
Want to learn more? Sign up for a free introductory call!
Group coaching consists of four people who desire to improve their diabetes management as a team. Patricia will perform individual assessments and then recommend topics and session content that is appropriate for the group, including team sharing, educational sessions, communication practice and empowerment strategies.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?! Watch my recorded webinar with more information about group coaching! Just enter your name and email at this LINK and you gain access to the Webinar and more!
Home Coaching Courses
A home coaching series that helps you dig deeper into your diabetes life! You can improve, but it doesn’t start with diet and exercise!
There are skills you must develop that will dramatically change your approach to diabetes management. My nursing education wasn’t enough but I figured out what was missing.
Research supports what I have learned and my course unpacks each step in easy and fun ways!
Watch the video, follow the workbook, do insightful activities and uncover what is missing for you!
A series of “a-ha” moments that will forever change how you see yourself!
Would you like to be one of the first to use my programs? Fill out the information below and I will be in touch!
Patricia is passionate about changing the conversation on diabetes, corporate wellness and employee health. She is available to speak to your group or company about how to minimize the effects of diabetes in the workplace. Patricia brings a unique perspective on how to live intentionally and fully with diabetes.
Engagements include keynote address, community events, and online webinars. She can present a customized presentation for your audience, or present from the following topic below or create a customized event:
- Both Sides of the Needle: A personal account of the chasm between the healthcare system and the patient experience
- Dealing with Diabetes: What it really takes to live well with diabetes
- The Cost of Presenteeism: Exploring the impact of diabetes in the workplace
- Diabetes 101: Understanding the basics in a visual and easy to understand format
- Non-Compliance: Why it really doesn’t exist in health care (geared towards a medical audience).
- Empowered Patient: The secret to improving health in America
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