Samir is a 54 year old man who has lived with type 2 diabetes for 10 years. He and his wife Aneela moved to Canada from Pakistan 15 years ago, and they have two children who have moved away from home; one to attend university in Vancouver and the other to return to Pakistan to be married and start a family. Samir and Aneela own a home and a convenience store in Edmonton. The store is open 7 days a week, and they do have help from family members at the store.

This is the self-management story of Samir, as he talks with his diabetes team member about his struggles with a healthy lifestyle. The following pages will take you through some of the steps of the Self-management Education 5-Step Framework with Samir.

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