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Dr. Pepper

Her: I almost left your practice doc

Me: um, good to see you again ?

Her: yeah doc, you asked me to stop drinking Dr Pepper? You remember? And to drink water!!!!

Me: ooo.. sounds like something Id say

Her: you hurt my heart Doc

Like I can’t do without my Dr Pepper

Me: I’m sorry! (I actually meant it)
I meant no harm…
I see your Dr Pepper meant the world to you
But see I want you live long and well so I get right to cutting out foods I know don’t serve you

Her: so what are we going to do?

Me: your diabetes is a concern…

Let’s do some math

Her: here we go!

Me: hear me out

Dr Pepper what size do you drink?

Her: 16oz

Me: googe-ling …52 grams of sugar so about 12 teaspoons

What’s your next best drink?

Her: chick fi la half and half

Me: 43 gm in that one so about 10 teaspoons of sugar

Let’s try 1/2 cup of 1/2 and 1/2 max a day and a little sip of “regular water” daily

Her: I can try that

Me: I’ll meet you where you are but I want you to become the person who drinks water because it is the best drink for you.

Her: baby steps doc

Me: yup … stepSSSS

Her: okay baby STEP I’ll start with 1/2 and 1/2 and we can go from there

Me: oh want to start with a health coach to help keep you accountable?

Her: bye doc

Conversations continue…

If you are looking for a doctor that will have conversations to help nudge you to make changes for better health. I am She.


In health,

Dr. Olabintan

Dr. Tolulope Olabintan MD, AAHIVS, FAAFP, dipABLM Dr. Tolulope Olabintan is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Livingspring Family Medical Center. She is a Christian, Family Physician, writer, mentor, mother and wife. She takes joy in empowering her patients and readers to live their fullest lives possible. She helps patients live long and well as she believes that the quality of life is just as important as the quantity of life. She is also a foodie and loves the colors teal and orange. Dr. Olabintan completed her medical degree at UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School in 2007. Dr. O went on to finish her Family Medicine Residency from Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Medicine residency where she also served as a Chief Resident. She then went on to complete a women’s health/surgical obstetrics fellowship at St Francis hospital in 2011. She is a board-certified Family Physician, Lifestyle Medicine, a HIV specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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