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  1. [...] Sandra Mendez of La Mirada, Calif. was feeling very sick in 2010 and sought help from Kaiser Permanente’s La Palma Medical Center where Diane Pham, MD, found she was pre-diabetic and therefore at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. With an elevated blood sugar level, high blood pressure and a family history of diabetes, Mendez knew her situation was serious. Dr. Pham told her that she could take medication to bring her blood sugar level down, or she could try to make changes to her lifestyle to get healthy. Mendez decided that very day to alter her diet and commit to daily exercise. “It just takes one step to start eating right and get exercising,” said Mendez, who has shed nearly 200 pounds in two years. [...]


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