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Old 10-21-2015, 21:55   #21
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Unfortunately my insurance is not paying for the session as diabetes is not covered for nutritionist. Only obesity in our plan. :-(

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Old 10-22-2015, 00:02   #22
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If you have to pay for this out-of-pocket, then you should have the authority to make the decision. If you think you might benefit enough to make it worth the money, go ahead. As VeeJay says, they might surprise us & suggest something actually helpful. But the odds are high that they'll follow the party line and prescribe carbs, carbs and more carbs - exactly the opposite foods needed for a diabetic way-of-eating.

If I were you, I'd skip it . . . hang onto your money! On the other hand, it's good practice for all the nodding & smiling we have to do to keep our doctors happy!

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Old 10-22-2015, 19:14   #23
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The nutritionist who did the food section of the diabetes class I took definitely wasn't interested in low-carb. She started by asking if anyone thought we should cut out carbs, in a challenging sort of way.

That being said, if you ignored the carb limits she recommended for us (45-60/meal), she taught us a LOT that was useful no matter what plan you use. Many of the people in the class had never really looked at nutrition labels before, and we had a lively discussion about "sugars" vs. "total carbs" and "fiber". She also had some food models she passed around that showed a carb serving (15 grams) of many common foods. It's one thing to say "I want to limit my carbs to 45 (or 15, in my case) in a meal" but another to actually hold in your hand 15 carbs worth of rice, and compare it to 15 carbs worth of Snickers, or broccoli. The physical aspect of it was eye-opening.

I guess my point is that if you go to a nutritionist, as was said up-thread, try to take what you can from it, and ignore the stuff that you know will raise your BG.

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