Going to See a Dietitian After My Celiac Disease Diagnosis
- By Nancy Kotlowski
- Published 07/1/2009
I am a 45 yr old working mom of 3 kids and a husband of 23 years who was just diagnosed with celiac disease. We both work full time, have 5 pets and a large house to keep up with. Finding the time to shop and cook for my family is time consuming and since the diagnosis it is even harder. I thought it would be cool to hear the other side of eating gluten-free and help out anyone in my position. Hope you enjoy the blog.
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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