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Diabetes

At Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group we treat Type I, Type II and Gestational Diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is usually caused by an autoimmune disease usually forming early on in life, but sometimes forms later, resulting in a loss or malfunction of insulin, which is a hormone that speeds up the transfer of sugar from the blood and delivers it to your muscle.

Type II Diabetes is defined when too much sugar is circulating in your blood stream from the foods we eat because the pancreas which produces insulin, the hormone that speeds up the transfer of sugar from your blood and delivers it to your muscle is not working properly. Type II Diabetes usually forms later on in life, and obesity and genetics are also factors.

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy. Like Type 1 and Type II Diabetes Blood sugars have to be controlled for the safety of the mother and baby.

At Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group we will show you how you can help control your diabetes through food. Type II Diabetes can even be reversed with weight loss and proper diet.

What to expect:

At your initial 55 minute nutrition counseling session visit your licensed dietitian nutritionist will evaluate your condition(s), develop an appropriate treatment plan and may recommend 25 – 55 minute follow – up nutrition counseling sessions. Your licensed dietitian nutritionist may also recommend nutrition testing or refer to other medical professionals for further evaluation. If you are interested in metabolism testing please let the receptionist know when you schedule your nutrition session, and your licensed dietitian nutritionist know at the start of your visit and your metabolism can be measured at your appointment. If weight loss is a goal your licensed dietitian nutritionist will also recommend the right amount of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fat and other nutrients necessary for you to achieve your weight and health goals, show you how to use our preferred food tracking software, and may recommend one of our weight loss programs and/or weight loss coaching.

Insurance coverage and rates

All of our licensed dietitian nutritionists are in network with United, BCBS, Cigna and Aetna. For more information about your insurance benefits including number of nutrition counseling sessions your insurance will cover and co-pay amounts please fill out our insurance verification form.

If you do not have United, Aetna, Cigna or BCBS payment will be accepted at your time of visit and you will receive a superbill for your services to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Self-Pay Rates for Nutrition Counseling

55 minute initial nutrition counseling session ………………$200
25 minute follow-up nutrition counseling session…………………..$100

How do I get started?

Contact us and our receptionist will ask you to fill out our insurance verification form and schedule you with one of our licensed dietitian nutritionists for an initial 55 minute session at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone

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