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© 2018, The Author(s). 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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Journal article


Diabetes Therapy

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1733 - 1739