Seeing a nutritionist

By redcamel Latest Reply 2011-09-01 21:33:43 -0500
Started 2011-08-20 00:54:21 -0500

Does anybody on this site feel a nutritionist should be a diabetic first and a food advisor second. Just my opinion but if I have to pay to get food advice it should be from someone that is in the same boat and has been through the issues relating to food. Also on a slightly different note at least for me drinking water before a meal does not fill me up or give that less hungry feeling.

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ArneG 2011-09-01 21:33:43 -0500 Report

I have never tried seeing one, the Doc tells me i need to. I am 100 lbs over weight. i am one of those people that eat when i bored, or upset or … i need to eat less and snack and eat better.

Jupeto 2011-09-01 21:08:19 -0500 Report

Here is my opinion on this issue - You asked. I go to a clinic strickly for Endocrinology. there are diaticians, Certified nurse educators, doctors and information. The Joslin Center for Diabetes in Boston area used to be at the hospital where this clinic is located. When they moved out the people who attended spoke up and the hospital listened and built one of the best centers for Diabetics around - in my book even better than the Joslin Center. I started going there 2 years ago and will not even consider a move to another clinic unless I have to move across the country. Not gonna happen real soon due to the economy. Any way that is my opinion.

berrykins0 2011-08-23 18:14:23 -0500 Report

re1deer is right about they have to say about cde.they are very helpful to you. i lke having one of these kind of person helping out when i have questions about foods and exersise.

re1ndeer 2011-08-20 15:11:47 -0500 Report

That's why you should see a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator), they are more informed that a straight nutritionist. They can help you with your nutritional needs, sometimes better than a nutritionist.

berrykins0 2011-08-23 18:12:42 -0500 Report

your completely right about what say. cause anytime you have questions they are there to answer them. i like having a cde. they are very helpful to you.

MewElla 2011-08-20 09:21:21 -0500 Report

I went to a class at my local hospitl for diabetes education and the instructor was good at the "book learning portion of classes" but when I asked, "how does this make you feel, what to watch out for, etc" she said "I dunno." Did not have diabetes…however the RN who worked in the class had diabetes and she was right on the same page with the other diabetics in class…SO, I learned more from the one that lived with diabetes than the educator…

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