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    graham64
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    To refuse to see a dietician during pregnancy

    Post by graham64 on Thu Jul 23 2015, 22:27

    I have type 2 diabetes but I am in very good control of it. My diabetic nurse was amazed at how low my HBAC1 was and every doctor that I have seen has said how well I am doing (I have also lost a load of weight) and that my diet (I follow a paleo one) is really healthy and to carry on as I am. I am now pregnant and intend to carry on with my way of eating. The midwife was really pleased and said there is absolutely no harm in losing weight during pregnancy and that she was very happy for me to carry on as I am as I eat very healthily. However when I saw the dietician and told her what my diet was she instantly said I wasn't having enough carbs and that I needed to eat more bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. I told her that if I have more of these carbs then my blood sugars would rise. She said "oh well we'll just have to give mother nature a boost and put you on insulin"! I was shocked, surely it's better for me to eat healthy and control my sugars that way. WIBU to refuse to see her again. I am definitely not going to add more carbs to my diet as I do not want to end up on insulin. I have been monitoring my sugar for the past few days and my readings are perfect.

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    Re: To refuse to see a dietician during pregnancy

    Post by Indy51 on Fri Jul 24 2015, 00:11

    The ignorance is just stupendous! And they expect people to take them seriously as professionals Question
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    Re: To refuse to see a dietician during pregnancy

    Post by Eddie on Fri Jul 24 2015, 11:43

    Indy51 wrote:The ignorance is just stupendous! And they expect people to take them seriously as professionals Question

    Don't start me off about dietitians, there are some truly great dietitians, but most are a complete health hazard in my opinion.


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    Re: To refuse to see a dietician during pregnancy

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jul 24 2015, 12:10

    graham64 wrote:
    I have type 2 diabetes but I am in very good control of it. My diabetic nurse was amazed at how low my HBAC1 was and every doctor that I have seen has said how well I am doing (I have also lost a load of weight) and that my diet (I follow a paleo one) is really healthy and to carry on as I am. I am now pregnant and intend to carry on with my way of eating. The midwife was really pleased and said there is absolutely no harm in losing weight during pregnancy and that she was very happy for me to carry on as I am as I eat very healthily. However when I saw the dietician and told her what my diet was she instantly said I wasn't having enough carbs and that I needed to eat more bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. I told her that if I have more of these carbs then my blood sugars would rise. She said "oh well we'll just have to give mother nature a boost and put you on insulin"! I was shocked, surely it's better for me to eat healthy and control my sugars that way. WIBU to refuse to see her again. I am definitely not going to add more carbs to my diet as I do not want to end up on insulin. I have been monitoring my sugar for the past few days and my readings are perfect.

    http://www.mumsnet.com/

    Spotted this on twitter thought I'd share

    Well done to this mum to be ... as she says she is monitoring her sugar levels and her readings have been perfect. I'm sure she will continue to monitor them carefully and also have all the pregnany tests / care throughout her pregnancy.

    All the best Jan

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