A recent exchange with a Certified Diabetes Educator was the topic of this post, “Certified Diabetes Educator Responds“. You should read that post before reading this one.
But in summary, the lady has a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes and….
She stated that she did sometimes take offense to my comments regarding Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs). Her comments seemed very honest and heartfelt, you could sense the passion in her messages.
My response too was a very honest and heartfelt response in the above mentioned post. I wanted to state my true feelings… so she could argue the points if she disagreed.
I had previously agreed to air her reply… and here it is.
Note: CHO = carbohydrates
I thought your article was perfect. I hope that others get benefit from it, truly.
I do tell my patients about paleo and low CHO, then I show them where CHOs are in foods broken down into four catagories…meats, eggs, cheese….non starchy veggies….fruit, milk….and all grains in any form plus starchy veggies. Most people seem to understand the effect of CHO to thier blood sugars when we are done.
As an RN CDE I do not council great specifics on diet because that is the Dietitians territory. However, I always make sure that my patient understands CHO effect to blood sugar and I hope the take home for the patient is that less is best.
Keep up the good work. Diabetes needs all the warriors it can get!
…. okay … that turned out even better than I had expected! :)
And I will do ALL I can to increase the ranks of “Diabetes Warriors”. :)
I quote from one of my favorite movies came to mind… “Outlaw Josey Wales” … :))
“It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life… or death.” ~ Ten Bears
Sincerest thanks for this opportunity to discuss!!!
My Diabetes Meal Plan ( a true diabetes diet, not like most of those promoted by American Diabetes Association)