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Diabetes: Adding lifestyle changes to medication can deliver a knockout punch

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor Plenty of research supports the common-sense notion that a healthy lifestyle can prevent or treat many diseases. A diet high in fruits, veggies, whole grains, and plant protein and low in processed carbs, added sugars, saturated fats; regular physical activity; and emotional well-being are the potent treatments that can prevent the need for or even replace many prescription medications. …

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