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GPs 'giving diabetics pills before diet tips'

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DOCTORS are giving pills to patients with diabetes rather than waiting to see whether exercise and diet will control their condition, experts warned yesterday. A study of more than 650 patients newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes found that more than a third were given medication within the first month. Guidelines say people with this form of diabetes – which is linked to being overweight – should be given advice on diet and exercise before they are started on pills.

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GPs 'giving diabetics pills before diet tips'