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Yakima's First Annual Diabetes Prevention Walk Sees Good Numbers

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YAKIMA, WA-- Memorial Hospital is seeing a great turnout today from the first annual Walk for Diabetes Prevention in Yakima.

Saturday morning hundreds of people showed up to walk for a cause and bring awareness to diabetes prevention.

Organizers from the hospital said that being active is the key to prevention and maintenance.

"Watching their food intake, loosing five to seven percent of their body weight and increasing their physical activity, they can actually reverse the pre-diabetes that they have," said Diabetes Education Coordinator, Lori Gibbons.

Doctors said using medication and checking your blood-sugar levels will help prevent or maintain diabetes.

Also by incorporating physical fitness into a daily routine will help people with diabetes manage the disease.

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