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Diabetes Affecting 10 Percent Of Illinoisans

Posted by wlpo on March 27, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois health officials are putting out the word about diabetes management and prevention.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is joining the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness about the disease that affects nearly 10 percent of adults in the state. Yesterday was “Diabetes Alert Day,” a day set side to raise awareness.

You can prevent or delay diabetes by losing just 7 percent of body weight – that’s about 15 pounds if you weigh 200 – and through regular physical activity and healthy eating.

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