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Old 03-10-2014, 14:55   #1
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My 2nd (of 3) diabetes classes is coming up this week (Thursday night). After realizing the advice I was given in the 1st class simply didn't work for me and learning here and other places and books that low carb high fat works well for me, I'm hesitant to even attend the next 2 classes. Not only don't I see any value in it, I'm afraid of what could happen if I'm asked about what I'm doing with my diet. Can I plead the 5th? I'm pretty sure my Doc will listen to reason but these people I'm not so sure. Would it be a good idea to call my Doc and ask to be removed from the class?

I know they all mean well, at least I think they do, but they seem to think that I need those carbs more than my feet, eyes and kidneys. Given the choice, I'd prefer to skip any more of that advice.

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Not sure if you can skip out on the classes and still have your insurance cover them, so you probably need to show up if you don't want to get billed personally.

Though you could check...

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Not sure if you can skip out on the classes and still have your insurance cover them, so you probably need to show up if you don't want to get billed personally.

Though you could check...
I never thought about that, you're probably right. Guess I'll go and try to keep my head down - which may be difficult because if this one is like the last one, it was me and one other person.

Still, this sucks...

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I never thought about that, you're probably right. Guess I'll go and try to keep my head down - which may be difficult because if this one is like the last one, it was me and one other person.

Still, this sucks...
Well, just because your insurance might require you to attend, you still could ask questions like this:

I notice that when I eat foods like bacon and eggs and meat that my blood sugar doesn't go above 110, but as soon as I eat a single slice of whole wheat bread, it shoots up to 180 and takes 2 hours to get back down to where it was before I started eating it. How is this healthy for me?

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Well, just because your insurance might require you to attend, you still could ask questions like this:

I notice that when I eat foods like bacon and eggs and meat that my blood sugar doesn't go above 110, but as soon as I eat a single slice of whole wheat bread, it shoots up to 180 and takes 2 hours to get back down to where it was before I started eating it. How is this healthy for me?
Never thought of it that way either - that could actually be fun.

I really would like to hear the answer to that.

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Take your iPhone or similar and a good book on it and tough it out. Or if you're feeling like being a troublemaker, ask what study their recommendations are based on. See blank looks on faces.

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I think it would be fun to go just to question everything they say. Heck, maybe they will ask you not to show up next time
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Well, just because your insurance might require you to attend, you still could ask questions like this:

I notice that when I eat foods like bacon and eggs and meat that my blood sugar doesn't go above 110, but as soon as I eat a single slice of whole wheat bread, it shoots up to 180 and takes 2 hours to get back down to where it was before I started eating it. How is this healthy for me?
I actually did ask such questions in my one-and-only class. Couldn't help it! After class, the instructor -- who had to teach the party line, but really did know her stuff -- agreed that I did not require the 2 remaining sessions. We parted amicably.

Is there a way to check on your health plan's requirements? I'm on a plan, but all classes are voluntary -- we sometimes get extra perks and discounts as our incentive.

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One option might be telling them what they want to hear and complete the classes under the radar.

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I took 3 different "sessions." Each session had a slightly different focus, which helped me to understand the mechanics of what was happening and the medications I wanted to avoid. Only the first session talked about nutrition (and I was late, so I missed a bunch of stuff on it). So I actually got some very good information in the later classes, that helped me interpret a lot of the information I was getting over the internet.

And my group was huge, so there wasn't a lot of focus placed on me.

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