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Valentine’s Days, Holidays, Obligations, and Associations

Woman, 63 years of age, history of ovarian cancer, prediabetes, hyperlipidemia, has been trying to lose weight for years but was unable to do so. She is very family-, friend-, colleague-oriented. Every holiday she thought she had to make or bring and eat whatever special holiday food was associated with the holiday. She couldn’t let anyone down by not bringing, or by not eating what other people brought. We met weekly for the past three years. Every week there was some excuse about how or why she “cheated” or if there was a week she didn’t think she “cheated,” then she was afraid she would.

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Life Happens to Our Patients Too. Be Understanding.

Woman, type 1 diabetes, 63 years of age. Well-educated diabetes wise. Reached out to me saying: "HELP!! Normally I take 10 units of Toujeo at 9 pm. I did that last night. This morning I meant to take an additional 2 units because I'm not getting any exercise due to a knee injury. By mistake I took my usual dose of 10 units." Before I read the rest of her email, I thought, I know her. She knows what to do. She wears a CGM, she’ll be watching that. Then I read on...

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