Wow, Mel, that's awful! A few years ago, I was really struggling to wrangle my diabetes into line (I'm type 1, diagnosed about 17 years ago) and I saw a nutritionist who was like basically part nutritionist, part therapist for me. She was really encouraging without catering to my bad attitude (which I totally had regarding food.) I was there for diabetes, but she really helped me in all areas of my eating.
I've seen a nutritionist recently who is very nice, but I have a hard time with her because I have very strict goals for my blood sugars, and she thinks I'm too strict. That's fine, but if I'm going to pay someone to help me with my food management, I need them to be on board with me, you know?
Starting weight: 192.0 lbs (6/19/2011)
Lowest weight: 154.6 (6/25/2012)
Current weight: 164.4 lbs (10/28/2013)
Total lost: 27.6 lbs
Goal: 132 lbs