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Navigating the integration of lifestyle medicine in the close contacts of diabetic patients: A review of a prospective interventional study

Published:December 10, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2022.11.010
      Diabetes is a costly disease with a significant global health burden that is expected to increase in the years ahead. In 2021, 537 million adults were estimated to be living with diabetes. This number is predicted to rise to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045 [
      International Diabetes Federation
      ]. Preventive strategies remain one of the cornerstones in the reduction of this burden. We congratulate Garcia-Ulloa et al. for assessing the effect of a comprehensive diabetes care model on lifestyle, metabolic, and mental health parameters in relatives of patients with type 2 diabetes [
      • Garcia-Ulloa Ana C.
      • Díaz-Pineda Michelle
      • Ramírez-García Alberto
      • Eduardo Antonio-Villa Neftali
      • Almeda-Valdes Paloma
      • Kaufer-Horwitz Martha
      • Torres-Mejía Gabriela
      • Aguilar-Salinas Paloma
      • Hernández-Jiménez Sergio C.
      The beneficial effect of a comprehensive diabetes care model on high-risk relatives accompanying patients with type 2 diabetes.
      ]. After carefully reviewing the study, we would like to share some comments.
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