WAD Recovery Coaching Program
Recovering from an eating disorder with type 1 diabetes is extremely difficult. Dealing with urges, overcoming setbacks, facing your fears with diabetes management, adjusting to a new body image; all of these can feel overwhelming. We Are Diabetes is committed to coaching you through these challenges! Through weekly coaching sessions (via phone and/or video chat) participants will work with Executive Director Asha Brown to set goals, push through limiting beliefs, and discover self-compassion.
With Recovery Coaching you can:
- Build a life for yourself beyond your eating disorder.
- Troubleshoot obstacles toward recovery.
- Learn to integrate diabetes management back into your life.
- Redirect the energy you've focused on your eating disorder into your recovery instead.
- Stay on track with your commitment to recovery.
- Repair your relationship with your body and make peace with food.
- Create meaning and purpose in your life to feel inspired, motivated, and alive!
- Recovery Coaching Intensive Program
- Meal Support
- Customize Your Coaching
- Expert T1D Management and Advanced Self-Management Education
Asha is easily one of the most kind, empathetic, tenacious, determined, strong women I’ve ever had the pleasure of calling a colleague and friend. The amount of heart that she pours into what she’s passionate about, which is helping people recover and heal, is nothing short of incredible. Working with Asha is truly a joy, and I’m grateful to know her.
-Daniele Hargenrader, BSNS, CHC, CPT
As a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, I have been in search of an organization which is devoted to people who suffer with the complex issues associated with eating disorders and diabetes. My search lead me to the incredible and unstoppable Asha Brown. Asha and her organization "We Are Diabetes" are the primary resource for people of all ages suffering from this eating disorder. Asha is a true visionary. I recommend We Are Diabetes to my professional colleagues and as well as to clients and their loved ones.
-Susan Weiner MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
Powerful are the leaders who experience something, no matter how horrific, and return saying we can do something about this....together. Asha's generous heart and fierce desire to undertake helping those who believe they are all alone and that no one cares, allows the hope to those who live in the darkness of shame for no other reason than they have not been shown the light. Asha and her We Are Diabetes is not merely a light, it is a zenith of solar explosion shining a beacon of hope for all in need from someone who has walked in the same shoes and seeks the same things. Her battles are constant, her drive to live better is unquestionable, and her 'take-my-hand-and-let's-do-it together attitude' is not merely admirable, it's humbling; especially to those, like myself, who are privileged to also call her a friend.
-Tom Karlya, Founder, VP Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Over the years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Asha on various projects. Her development has been astounding as a patient advocate, and now, patient leader advocate. Asha's dedication, tenacity and compassion make her a highly sought-out speaker in the diabetes space. Her passion is consistent and clear. Her grace, coupled with her experience, provide a warm, welcoming environment for patients, providers and funders, despite the delicacy of subject matter.
-Anna Norton, CEO of DiabetesSisters
Food/eating-related disorders are one of the most common complications of living with diabetes. No organization does more to address this challenge than WeAreDiabetes.org (WAD), and nobody is better suited to lead the effort than Asha Brown. We recommend Asha and WAD wholeheartedly to any who would benefit from top-notch resources and emotional support.
-Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES
WAD was there for us at our darkest point in dealing with Diabulimia. It was a very scary time not knowing if my daughter was going to die and Asha was there for me as well as for my daughter. Asha worked tirelessly with my daughter and was the key pivot point to get her to begin her recovery treatment - which saved her life! Asha would call her day and night to make sure she was safe and supported through this very difficult time. I’m truly amazed and so very thankful for Asha’s dedication. Asha is compassionate, caring and completely dedicated to helping those in need.
Disclaimer: Coaching is different from therapy and is not a substitute for clinical treatment. However, it can be a great addition to therapy or a next-step in your healing. If you are actively struggling with an eating disorder, it's required that you are also meeting with a therapist, an endocrinologist, and if needed, a psychiatrist. We Are Diabetes will be happy to help if you need assistance in finding a therapist.