Diabetes Defeated by Diet

Spending on diabetes drugs in the U.S. reached $53.7 billion last year, more than double what it was in 2013. Roughly 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes.

The Fresh Food Farmacy program, being tested by Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, which includes education and free nutritious meals, can lower diabetes treatment costs by 80 percent.

The high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet is being used by new health-care start-up Virta Health, which aims to treat 100 million patients by 2025.

CNBC: Diabetes defeated by diet: How new fresh-food prescriptions are beating pricey drugs

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