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Old 07-14-2015, 17:17   #11
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Hi VeeJay! Thank you for the support. I agree 100% that diet is key. I am considering working with a R.D. Do you have any personal experience with nutritionists? If so, was seeing one beneficial? I am also wondering how it works for other people with insurance policies and if most physicians and nutritionists work together to help the diabetes patient manage their concerns? Thanks!
I don't have any personal experience with R.D.s, BUT... from what I read here of others' experiences - there are very few who actually understand that high carb eating, and chasing high BG with more and more insulin - is NOT beneficial to a diabetic.

Stick around here. Ask questions. There are others here who can give you the benefit of their experience. IMO, this forum is better than any medical professional when it comes to learning how gain tight control over diabetes.
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Hey Roxanne, Sorry to hear about your difficulties. I am taking it your doctors are not in connection with one-another? I am interested in hopefully working with a RD that can connect with my doctor and endocrinologist. Also where have you gotten your information on carb-free diet? Thanks!
The way endocrinologists work is they have a whole staff including Dieticians and CDE's. I've already fired my PCP after the heart attack. Luckily he cancelled my appt and I've not been hard pressed to reschedule. I have as litle interaction with doctor's as I can, as i find they are very stressful. LOL.

They are out of the loop in regards to my medications because the cardiologist (not associated with this clinic) is in control with what goes in. Only insulin can the endocrinologist manage. I like this that I'm not prescribed medication willy nilly. Cardiologist also took me off of statins due to rhabdomyolosis. So PCP and Endo isn't happy with this. To answer your question, the staff is the problem. I sent my email through MyChart and everyone that your have seen sees the email. I know they mean well, but I've seen two CDE's and two dieticians, and these people advocate the ADA way. I believe the ADA is controlled by BIG PHARMA and BIG AG and you can see this on their donations page. I believe these people try to keep you sick as long as possible to keep you a customer forever. Anyway, my endo lets me eat the way I think I can control the diabetes. The arguments with the RD is the wheat and grains. I cannot eat more carbs (30 each meal) unless I add grains or pasta or something, because when I eat these things my BG goes higher for longer periods of time. I would Love to eat their way, but my eyes tell me I cannot.

One more thing, I do not eat carb free diet. I eat carbs, mainly in green veggies. I use the principles on Blood Sugar 101 (Eat to your Meter) and Low Carb High Fat diet at dietdoctor.com.

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In case no one has told you click on Blood Sugar 101 and you'll know at the end more than any of your doctors or RD do about the way to gain control over your diabetes the right way. The ADA is nuts, IMHO about the way our diet affects us. My cardiologist loves the way I eat and encourages me. My PCP has never said anything negative about it. He just says keep up what you are doing...in 5 years. My A1C dropped from 6.9 to the 5's in less than a month 5 years ago and is currently 5.4. Give this a try before seeing the RD is my thought.

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Hi Richard, Thanks! I am wondering, have you ever worked with a R.D.? I am considering the possibility and trying to gather some feedback as I continue to look into the option. I appreciate your help and thanks for sharing your experiences!
I did see a registered dietitian several years ago, but she was very young and inexperienced. Some dietitians recommend very high carb meals, many more carbs than I want to eat. I have never understood that. I have put my own diet plan together, and do not need an R.D.

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Hi Roxanne0312,
Your shared experiences are really helpful! I too get stressed and frustrated about coordinating information with my medical team and finding the right balance for me. I have come across a nutritionist site called AskAlmond.com that also has a page specialized for people with diabetes. I would be interested to hear what you make of it? I haven't signed up yet but am considering.
Many people seem to use dietdoctor.com so I am going to explore that website as well for pointers!


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Liz, the link you posted is being blocked by my security program. As such, we can't leave it showing on the forum.

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Okay, too bad. Thanks John

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