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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What services do you offer?
At Hleap Nutrition, we offer diabetes education and medical nutrition therapy (nutrition counseling) for the following:
Diabetes and Pre-diabetes counseling (nutrition and medication education)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Weight management (weight gain and weight loss)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other GI concerns, including cramping, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation
Other nutrition related concerns
Do you offer Telehealth?
Yes! At Hleap Nutrition we offer both virtual and in-person appointments. Claudia is in the office on Mondays (9-4 PM) and Tuesdays (9-4 PM) for both in person and virtual appointments. Virtual appointments are available on Sundays (5:30-7:30 PM), Mondays (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM), Tuesdays (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM), Wednesdays (9:00 AM-8:00 PM), and Thursdays (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM).
Where is your office located?
100 N. 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Do you verify insurance coverage?
I am in network with all major insurance plans in PA and NJ. In order to verify insurance coverage for nutrition counseling, you can call your insurance company (you can find the number on the back of your insurance card) and use the insurance guide (linked here), which contains all the questions to ask your insurance so that they can confirm for you whether your specific plan covers nutrition counseling. Most do!
Nutrition counseling is almost always covered as a preventative service. This means that it is typically covered at no cost to you with no copay or deductible requirement!
If this is not covered by my insurance, how much will a session cost?
The cost of a 1-hour session is $150
Why should I choose Hleap Nutrition?
Claudia Hleap is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and has a Masters of Science in Human Nutrition. She is certified in nutrition education, behavior change, and diabetes prevention and treatment from both a nutrition and medication perspective.
Click HERE to go to the testimonials page for reviews from previous clients!
What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
In order to become a registered dietitian, one needs to complete either a Bachelors of Science or a Masters of Science from a program accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Once this is completed, the dietitian-to-be must complete a one-year supervised internship and residency program, where they rotate through various field placements to obtain better understanding and expertise of dietetics from a counseling, clinical, and food service perspective. Once this internship is complete, one must sit to take a board accredited examination. As of 2023, one can only sit for the exam once they have also obtained a Masters degree. Only once this exam is passed, can a person officially call themselves a Registered Dietitian. Registered dietitians are trained to provide nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy that facilitates behavioral change and improves clinical symptoms.
A "nutritionist" has no actual definition. Therefore, anyone can say that they're a nutritionist!
This is why it's so important to be careful where you're getting your information about food, nutrition, and health. Someone calling themselves as expert in the field does not make them expert. Make sure to get nutrition information and guidance from reputable sources that rely on evidence based research and have undergone extensive training and education!
What is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)?
A CDCES is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. This credential means I have accomplished over 1000 hours of documented diabetes education and passed an exam on intensive insulin and medication management for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. I am knowledgeable of screening procedures, testing practices, and adjusting medications to optimize blood sugar control.
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