Gestational Diabetes Nutritionist Online
Nourish is the easiest way to find a registered dietitian and get it covered by your insurance. We provide sessions with registered dietitians to help you manage gestational diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes Nutritionist Online
Nourish is the easiest way to find a registered dietitian and get it covered by your insurance. We provide sessions with registered dietitians to help you manage gestational diabetes.Get started today
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How it Works
1. Tell us about yourself
Let us know what your goals are and we’ll find the right dietitian for you.
2. Get convenient care
Use telehealth to meet with your registered dietitian wherever you are.
3. Use your insurance
All dietitians are in-network. Relax and focus on your health.
See what people have to say about working with a dietitian
When I first met with a Nourish dietitian, I was expecting the same treatment as usual. Any specialist I had met told me to just not eat certain foods, have a structured meal plan, and my problems would go away. All the recommendations felt so generic, and I was incredibly tired of hearing that my only option was to eat only a few ‘clean’ foods for the rest of my life. Instead, my dietitian listened to my whole history and all the issues that I was experiencing, then worked together with me to develop our plan of attack. I was tired of having the same experience over and over again - I needed someone who would actually improve my life and found that here.
Since that first meeting, my dietitian has completely changed my view around food. I’ve been able to work with her to find out what food, patterns, and other factors influence my stomach pain.
Every dietitian I had used prior had just given me suggestions on what to change, with no real plan or guide for how to implement the changes. My Nourish dietitian is the first one who has actually helped guide me through a true lifestyle change, and has been supportive and by my side every step of the way. Now, I virtually never have stomach pain, and on top of that, I have a much healthier and well-rounded mindset towards food in general.
Before I started with Nourish, diabetes was seriously hurting my entire life. My A1C was much higher than I was hoping and it was creating stress and pain. I really did not feel like myself, so I was desperate to find a solution that worked for me. Luckily, I found Nourish online and was able to get the perfect dietitian that would work for my specific situation.
From day 1, Nourish helped turn my life around. Yes, my dietitian was incredibly knowledgable about type 2 diabetes, but more importantly, she also took a big interest in my whole life. She helped me better understand my own diagnosis and where that fit into my overall nutritional journey. We worked together to create a clear path forward that made sense for me. It was the first time in my life that I truly felt like I understood my diabetes, and it has had a lasting impact on my mental wellness.
I am so thankful that my dietitian was able to help me in such an impactful way. I’ve already seen my A1C drop 3 points, but perhaps most importantly, I am starting to finally like I am in control. Without Nourish, I know I’d still be feeling completely physically and emotionally drained. I have felt so much better mentally and physically since I started seeing a dietitian with Nourish.
The part of her care team that my daughter Becca always struggled with the most was her dietitian, because that was the one member who was forcing the most change. That’s why I was so thrilled when Becca actually came to me about a new RD that she had seen on instagram - I thought there may finally be an opportunity for Becca to connect with her dietitian.
Immediately, things were much easier at Nourish than our experiences elsewhere. Our dietitian was able to find a time that worked within Becca’s difficult schedule. With sports, school, friends, and all her other extracurriculars, it can often be hard to fit important appointments in, but with Nourish it was easy.
There was an immediate impact. She’s been feeling better, which I’ve had the opportunity to hear both from her and from her dietitian because Nourish involves the parents in their own sessions, too. Her improvement in health has led to her getting a lot of her confidence back, and I have finally been able to see her happy again. It feels like such a relief to watch my happy girl back with her friends.
My daughter Julia had been going to a psychiatrist to deal with her disordered eating, and the topic of getting a dietitian had come up. I was completely desperate to help her in any way I could, so I jumped at the opportunity and was connected with Nourish by her psychiatrist.
Immediately, the dietitian connected on a teenage-level with my daughter, which I think has been crucial for my daughter’s recovery. She was incredibly kind and really engaged with Julia, which I know can be difficult at times with teenagers. Our dietitian went above and beyond to 'meet Julia where she was at’ - going so far as to adjust appointment times to align with Julia's school schedule, and being flexible with any goals or strategies she set with Julia so that Julia could accomplish them while still getting to experience a ‘normal’ teenage life. I could finally start to see Julia turn a corner, and seeing the hope in her eyes finally return was incredible for me to watch.
I have appreciated how much I am kept in the loop by Julia's dietitian. We finally have someone helping both of us deal with the nutrition challenges that she is constantly facing. My daughter went from eating basically nothing to having 3 meals and 4 snacks a day consistently. So much of her pain is gone, and that is all thanks to our dietitian. I highly recommend anyone looking for a guiding and supportive figure in their child’s life get a Nourish dietitian.
My dietitian has been with me every step of the way the last year and a half as I have battled my eating disorder and countless other health issues that I have. Oftentimes, my doctor or other health care professionals will only focus on the problem that they are treating me for, but my dietitian has really considered everything about my health and life when determining the best path forward for my treatment.
Having an eating disorder can be really complicated, and sometimes other doctors do not understand exactly what I am going through. They’ll ask me questions or prescribe treatment plans that go completely against all the progress I’ve been able to make with my eating disorder. Every time I have had an issue, my dietitian has been there to speak with my doctors to ensure I am getting the best treatment across the board.
I finally feel like I have a champion who believes in me, and my dietitian believing in me has allowed me to believe in myself. The progress I’ve made in 18 months is more than I could have imagined, and I cannot wait to continue my journey with Nourish.
I have had a long battle with my eating disorder, with time spent with dietitians in both residential and outpatient care. I had felt like I was at a pretty good place in my recovery, but then during Covid everything took a turn for the worse. I was quickly slipping back into some of my bad habits. I was stuck in an overly structured recovery program and I needed to find a new approach that worked for me.
After reading up on Nourish, I realized that it was the perfect fit for me - it wasn’t just a one-size-fits-all approach. My dietitian was exactly what I needed to finally start to feel more confident in my ED recovery progress. She has been incredibly compassionate and supportive throughout our time together. She knows about my unique battle with ED, and takes into account my personal preferences in every meeting we have together. She also never judges me for anything I say or do and makes sure I view our sessions together as a safe and supportive space to open up.
I know not every day will be easy, but since starting with Nourish I’ve had more wins than I can ever remember having before. I feel confident that I’ve found the right match to always support me when I struggle, and ultimately help me overcome my battle with ED. I never imagined I would be in such a good place and am finally so excited to see where the future takes me!
Personalized nutrition planning
We offer virtual one-on-one sessions with dietitians to discuss preventative actions that can be taken to address your health concerns. We educate, assess lifestyle changes, help plan your nutrition, and support our clients toward long-lasting success using personalized nutrition counseling.
Convenient, virtual appointments
Receive the highest quality care wherever you are most comfortable. You get access to your dietitian virtually anytime, anywhere. No more driving to appointments. No more waiting around.
Avoiding future complications
The payoff you’ll see for adjusting your lifestyle with nutrition counseling will be tremendous for your health. You’re less likely to suffer from a heart condition, kidney failure, and other serious conditions with the proper discipline and determination that we help provide.
What Does a Nutritionist Do For Gestational Diabetes?
The American Diabetes Association recommends every person with gestational diabetes (GDM) consult with a registered dietitian for evidence-based nutrition advice. The primary goal of nutrition therapy for gestational diabetes is to adjust your diet in a way that helps you meet your target blood sugar levels before and after eating.
After receiving a gestational diabetes diagnosis, thinking about the dietary changes necessary to manage your blood sugar levels can feel intimidating. Your dietitian will work with you to create a blood sugar-friendly meal plan based on your food preferences, lifestyle, cultural background, and medical history. This is typically done through carbohydrate counting, which involves goals for the number of carbohydrates you should aim for during each meal and snack.
If you are on insulin to manage your blood sugar levels, a dietitian can help you understand insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios to maximize the effectiveness of this therapy. Your dietitian will also help ensure your diet includes all the necessary nutrients for a healthy pregnancy while providing tips for managing pregnancy symptoms that can interfere with eating, like nausea and fatigue.
How Does Diet Impact Gestational Diabetes?
Diet is an essential component of gestational diabetes management because it directly influences blood sugar management. Research shows that up to 85% of people with gestational diabetes are able to manage their blood sugar levels through diet and exercise alone.
Gestational diabetes occurs in some people because of increased insulin resistance caused by hormonal changes in pregnancy. Because insulin is not functioning at capacity, sugars or glucose from food build up in the bloodstream, causing high blood sugar levels and increasing the risk of pregnancy complications.
Eating too much of certain types of carbohydrates can lead to spikes in blood sugar levels, making it challenging to stay within the recommended targets. Foods rich in added sugars or refined carbohydrates, like sodas and desserts, rapidly enter the bloodstream and can contribute to high blood glucose levels.
On the other hand, high fiber and whole grain carbohydrates, like oats, brown rice, and whole grain bread, are digested slower. This helps minimize extremes in the blood sugar response. Pairing carbohydrate-rich foods with lean proteins, healthy fats, and vegetables also promotes a healthy blood sugar level after eating.
How Much Does a Gestational Diabetes Nutritionist Cost?
The cost of a nutritionist for gestational diabetes varies depending on where you live and whether your provider is part of a clinic or private practice. Since many gestational diabetes dietitians have additional credentials to practice within this specialty, the fees are often higher. While working with a nutritionist out-of-pocket costs between $100-$200 per visit in the United States, some gestational diabetes dietitians cost up to $225 for an initial consultation.
Does Insurance Cover a Nutritionist for Gestational Diabetes?
Most insurance plans cover dietitian services (medical nutrition therapy) for people with gestational diabetes. Typically, the care must be provided by a licensed nutrition professional, such as a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). A specific number of visits or hours with a dietitian will often be covered by insurance each calendar year.
You may qualify for Medicaid during your pregnancy if you don't have health insurance. Medicaid coverage of medical nutrition therapy for gestational diabetes varies by state, though many states do cover this service.
What Are the Best Foods for Gestational Diabetes?
A diet for gestational diabetes includes a variety of foods from each food group, focusing on minimally processed choices that are low in added sugars, salt, and saturated fat. It’s best to choose high-fiber and whole-grain carbohydrates instead of refined carbohydrates to keep blood sugar levels stable throughout the day.
Examples of high-fiber carbohydrates include:
- Whole grains, including brown rice, oats, barley, and quinoa.
- Legumes, like beans, lentils, peas, and soybeans.
- Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, corn, and peas.
- Fruits, like oranges, melons, and berries.
The diabetes plate method can help you choose the best balance of foods for managing gestational diabetes one meal at a time. To use this strategy, include high-fiber carbohydrates on one-quarter of your plate, lean proteins on one-quarter, and nonstarchy vegetables on the remaining half.
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