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Make your stand against Diabetes Right Now and you could WIN a WiiFit Bundle!

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Right now is the time to say, "Yes, we can" live a healthy life and prevent Diabetes.  Take the first steps now!  

Start by signing the pledge, and you'll be automatically entered to win a WiiFit bundle!

Click here or go to KHQ.com and click on "Diabetes Prevention and Control" under the Home tab to sign the pledge.  

Did you know?

At least 54 million Americans over age 20 have pre-diabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they usually have "pre-diabetes"-that means their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be called diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes within 10 years and they are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.  Click here to take the diabetes risk test. (link back to test)

The good news is that you don't have to get diabetes!

When you take action to prevent diabetes, you will also lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems. That's a big reward for you and your family and friends.  It's not easy to make lifelong changes in what you eat and in your level of physical activity, but you can use these tools provided by the Eastern Washington Diabetes Network to help you stay focused!  An remember, preventing diabetes is good for you and for your family and friends, so take a stand against diabetes and get healthy, take action!

Thanks to our sponsors at Coeur d'Alene Casino and Fitness Together for their help in encouraging everyone to take action against diabetes!

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