Coaching

At times, coping with diabetes is not about getting more information, seeing your doctor for new prescriptions, or “knowing” more. Sometimes, talking with an RD coach skilled in listening can help you re-chart your diabetes path. 

We call this coaching!*

  • RD Individual Coaching is a focused conversation for adolescents or adults to help break through diabetes muddles, and live in a more balanced way. We examine goals, hopes, barriers to success, and personal assets, to create a sustainable change plan.
  • RD Family Coaching capitalizes on family’s strengths to lessen conflict about diabetes, avoid “nagging traps,” and use rewarding tools to build sustainable plans for improved diabetes and family life.
  • Diabetes 180 assesses where you are with diabetes, to begin mapping a diabetes path that works for you.

Dr. Fulop’s coaching services are 30 minute slots. You purchase one or more slots, and then we will set, via email, times to talk, and then you will call Dr. Fulop at your appointed time.

To purchase 30-minute coaching slots, click the add to cart button, below.

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Receive a discount when you purchase four or more 30-minute coaching slots at time:
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*Coaching? – Athletes, musicians, and actors use coaches. Now people with diabetes can use motivational coaches, too. A coach’s role is to help enhance your awareness, and promote skills to improve diabetes self-management. Exactly how depends on your goals!

  • Coaches provide information, encouragement, and guidance.
  • Coaches don’t replace primary health-care providers, but work with them to enhance your outcomes.
  • Diabetes educators usually work in hospitals, or medical offices, while coaching is often conducted on the phone or online.
  • If you’re seeking a coach, ask about degrees, certification, experience, and references. Find a coach who behaves professionally, listens closely, is easy to reach, and leaves you feeling confident.
  • RD’s coaching focus is on the motivational and management issues in diabetes.
  • Good diabetes educators are good coaches. You become a certified diabetes educator (CDE) only after meeting NCBDE requirements, being credentialed as a health-care professional, oodles of experience, and passing an NCBDE test.
  • There is not a certification process for health, wellness, or diabetes coaches. Thus, if you’re seeking guidance about managing diabetes, it’s best to seek out a person that is a CDE. For example, if you’d like help with meal planning, a registered dietitian or nurse practitioner who offers coaching services would be best.