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Please consider this case study from your professional area of study (Nursing) Mrs. Walker is an 87 year old widow recently discharged from the hospital following an incident of high blood glucose related to a chronic diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.  She has returned for a follow up visit with her physician who asked you to join him/her during the examination as part of the health care team.  Mrs. Walker lives alone and has a daughter who lives 30 miles away and visits once or twice a week.  She no longer drives but does have a church family to help her attend religious events weekly.  She tells the health care team that she has been “a little dizzy sometimes” but did read the pamphlet about how to manage her diabetes after she was discharged from the hospital 4 days ago and thinks she is doing “ok”.  She brought her medications with her and it was noted during medication reconciliation that she has not taken her blood pressure medication since she was discharged from the hospital.  When asked about her medications she answered that she was “not sure if that was the blue one or the big white one”.  Her insulin pen is also full although she states that she is injecting herself “at least 4 times a day”.