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Re: [IP] Ignorance of Ins. Co's. (rant)

Kristen -
 Have been diabetic for 19 years - my insurance does NOT cover nutritional
education - last time I saw a dietician I paid $45.00!!!!
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From: "Kristen Olgren" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Ignorance of Ins. Co's. (rant)

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> > I've never had "formal" diabetic nutrition classes, so
> > I enquired about them. She said, "what do you need
> > those for?, all you have to do is learn to control your
> > salt, you don't need someone telling you what you
> > can and cannot eat!"
> This is quite amusing to me.  First, the obvious total lack of
> confusing salt and sugar.  Tested your blood salt level lately?
> But let's accept her premise for a moment.  Let's pretend that, as
> diabetics, all we need to do is control our salt.  How do we know what
> should be avoided, or how to substitute and replace with a good
> unless we are told?  Some foods that don't seem that sweet are actually
> loaded with sugar, so I would guess the same would be true for salt.
> My suspicion is that this ins. person may not know for sure whether or not
> diabetic nutrition class or carb counting would be covered.  There is a
> of variability among insurance plans, but I would think that an ins. plan
> refusing to cover carb counting teaching sessions would be treading in a
> dangerous area.  Who are they to decide that this is not medically
> indicated?
> I'd be interested to hear if anyone has had insurance that refused to
> some sort of nutritional or carb counting education.
> Kristen
> dxd 1985, pumping since 1990
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