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Healthy lifestyle can prevent diabetes (and even reverse it)

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor The rate of type 2 diabetes is increasing around the world. Type 2 diabetes is a major cause of vision loss and blindness, kidney failure requiring dialysis, heart attacks, strokes, amputations, infections and even early death. Over 80% of people with prediabetes (that is, high blood sugars with the high risk for developing full-blown diabetes) donít know it. Heck, one in four people who have full-blown diabetes…

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