The Empowerment Dynamic
The story of taking a positive approach to diabetes.
The Empowerment Dynamic, also known as TED is a new book written by David Emerald and Dr. Scott Conard. This book offers a health empowerment story for those with diabetes. David Emerald is a long-time coach and executive leadership development professional as well as a person living with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Scott Conard holds over 25 years’ experience of clinical practice and is the Chief Medical Officer of ACAP Health which is a division of Holmes Murphy and Associates. Whether you are dealing with diabetes personally or have a friend or relative that has the disease, this book can offer help toward having a positive approach to diabetes that will enable you to embrace better choices. The Empowerment Dynamic has been highly praised. David Emerald chronicles his journey as he deals with his type 2 diabetes and the framework the book includes. Instead of offering a laid out diet plan and exercise directions, this book lays out the specific TED program as presented to David Emerald in a Empowered Living with Diabetes class.
- Offers the personal story of the author
- Teaches empowerment to those dealing with diabetes
- Includes practical advice
- Easy to read
- Difficult to find the techniques without reading through the whole book
While there is no specific information on what to eat within The Empowerment Dynamic, the book does outline the complete empowerment dynamic. At the beginning of a diabetes diagnosis, the book highlights the acronym SARAH. This stands for:
- S: Shock/Surprise/Sadness
- A: Anger
- R: Rationalization
- A: Acceptance
- H: Help and Hope
These are the stages that everyone goes through upon receiving a diagnosis of diabetes. There are also other elements of The Empowerment Dynamic including the Dreaded Drama Triangle which deals with victimization and an FISBE orientation which stands for focus, inner state and behavior. The above listed approaches to The Empowerment Dynamic came from empowerment classes that the author attended. Through following the diagrams and explanations provided, you can easily understand your feelings and reactions toward diabetes and make smarter choices. Some of the things that are helpful are eating fewer refined and simple carbohydrates or sugars, setting specific goals, exercising regularly and checking blood sugar regularly.
Food is called one of the seven healers and is said to be the strongest drug you put into your body. Healthy food choices will enhance the quality and quantity of your life. It is important to get carbohydrates, fats and proteins since the body needs all of the nutrients.EXERCISE
The Empowerment Dynamic does not include any specific directions for exercise. The book does encourage you to exercise regularly when managing your diabetes. The book maintains that play is the best medicine for your body. It doesn’t have to be boring or strenuous to benefit you either. The suggested amount of time is at least every other day for 20 to 30 minutes.CONCLUSION
The Empowerment Dynamic offers a different approach to dealing with type 2 diabetes. Instead of going directly after food, this book helps you deal with the various emotions and stages that come after diagnosis. Anyone dealing with diabetes can benefit from this book that offers empowerment while dealing with the challenges.Common Misspellings
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