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Lifestyle modification may be beneficial in diabetes care

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:768
  1. S J Redmond, general practitioner
  1. Lewisham Medical Centre, Liverpool L11 1DL

    EDITOR—I am moved to write to you for the first time in over 20 years as a BMA member in response to the editorial by Byrne and Wild on diabetes care.1 This includes the statement that the benefits of controlling weight, stopping smoking, increasing physical activity, and eating a Mediterranean diet have not been shown for people with diabetes. Hence we should treat them instead with a large range …

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