Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Prediabetes: How to Initiate Counseling for Adolescents and Young Adults (Part 2)
RHNTC Webinar Part 2
This second webinar in a two-part series focused on how family planning and teen pregnancy prevention staff and providers can most effectively support adolescents and young adults with obesity, insulin resistance, and prediabetes. Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, is a certified diabetes care and education specialist and a nutrition expert. Ms. Weisenberger covered actionable tips and culturally competent strategies for initiating counseling related to obesity and diabetes prevention during discussions of pregnancy prevention or planning. She reviewed recommendations for addressing obesity and diabetes prevention, with emphasis on evidence-informed, high-impact, low-effort changes that the client deems important and feasible. She shared suggestions for resources, including those that address underlying social and environmental factors.