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Person who is achieving targets through diet

Kamlesh Khunti, Leicester General Hospital, UK

The case:

Carl Kennedy is a 55 year old retired policeman who lives with wife.

His BMI is 24 (previously 29) and had type 2 diabetes diagnosed 6 months ago He comes for a check-up with the Practice Nurse. In general, he feels well.

He has not been prescribed any diabetes medications yet. Currently his

HbA1c is 49mmol/mol (6.6%). Previously, on diagnosis, it was 53mmol/mol (7%). Since diagnosis Carl has undertaken structured education and has managed to make lifestyle changes and lose weight. He set himself a target of 48mmol/mol (6.5%) on diagnosis, he’s slightly above this.

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