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Results from the 20 year Diabetes Prevention Program.
Diabetes is currently one of the top 10 causes of mortality among North Americans.
Some of the complications associated with diabetes are, problems with veins and blood circulation requiring amputation, cardiovascular disease, eye problems and kidney disease.
In 2002, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that showed that lifestyle intervention with dietitians is more effective than metformin (drug) and placebo in preventing diabetes.
All 3,234 participants in the study had borderline diabetes. Participants were divided into 3 groups: the lifestyle intervention group, the pharmacological group and the placebo group.