Weight Loss

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torana DAFNE Graduate
Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW
14 posts

Hi Nicole,
A dietitian is a great idea however it is critical that you have a plan of attack already before you go as there a variety of dieticians with differing backgrounds and understanding of diabetes as well as endos who believe that an excellent result with your HBA1C is a satisfactory achievement in itself.
For example, there are now specialist doctors aligned to Dietician’s that deal with specifically low carb ketogenic diets if that is what you are seeking. On the other hand, some established diabetic clinics find this in the too hard basket. It is very difficult to find a dietitian that relates to your needs. Maybe on this forum members may be able to direct you a dietitian that will cater for weight loss and diabetes in your area that they have found a success.

NicoleClark1992 DAFNE Graduate
Durham Diabetes Network
2 posts

Thanks for the advice guys, I'm feeling a bit better about it now. I've stopped eating so much bread which seems to have helped. I also think that while I was on the course I wasn't very active, I'm training to be a primary school teacher, so am constantly on the go and I think this tends to keep the weight down a bit too. I'm closer to the weight I am normally now, I just panicked because it was a lot to put on in 2 weeks!