Diet and Lifestyle Key to Preventing Diabetes
Diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined, and 79 million Americans are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Diabetes Association.
Yet there are simple steps that everyone can take to reduce their risk of developing this deadly disease, says Dr. Craig Stump, interim director of the Diabetes Research Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, where he is chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, and associate professor of medicine and nutritional sciences. He also is an endocrine specialist with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.
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