September 9, 2019, Kaiser Health News, Phil Galewitz -  Louis Rocco has lived with diabetes for decades but, until he met with a registered dietitian in August, he didn’t know eating too much bread was dangerous for him.  “I’m Italian, and I always eat a lot of bread,” he said. After two hour-long visits with a dietitian - including a session at his local grocery store in Philadelphia - Rocco, 90, has noticed a difference in his health. “It’s helped bring down my sugar readings,” he said of changes in his diet including eating less bread. “I wish I knew I could have had this help years ago.“After getting a referral this summer from his doctor, Rocco learned that Medicare covers personal nutritional counseling for people with diabetes or kidney disease.

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