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09-14-2018 | Diet | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Diabetes and Diet: A Patient and Dietitian’s Perspective

Journal:
Diabetes Therapy

Authors: Carole Sergeant, Pamela A. Dyson

Publisher: Springer Healthcare

Abstract

This article has been co-authored by a patient with type 2 diabetes and a specialist dietitian. Here they discuss the patient’s experience and difficulties with controlling weight and strategies that can help a patient in this situation. The patient discusses how stress and her corresponding comfort eating dampened weight loss progress, and how adopting a lifestyle change aided through group support helped to deal with this. The physician discusses the importance of recognizing the mental and physical challenges faced by patients in this situation.

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