As soon as the diagnosis of celiac disease came, the doctor told us he would refer us to a really good dietitian.  We were very excited to get in front of her because we had so many questions.  As with anything else, the more information you get the more you need so you can filter through it all.  I found out that the insurance would not cover it.  The plan only covered a dietitian for a diagnosis of diabetes.  I could have waited until letters were sent and pre-authorization was in place but we were anxious to see what we needed to do.  So off we went only to find out that not only did this person not specialize in celiac disease, she told me that I knew more that she did.  She was a weight loss specialist.  The bill came in the mail the other day for $500.00.  I was shocked.  So here is a bit of advise.  If you doctor advises you to see a dietitian, check with your insurance company for coverage and make darn sure they specialize in the disease or you will be wasting your money.

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