Scotland urges people to exercise to beat diabetes

| 14/11/2011

exercise-diabetes.jpg(CNS): In his message to mark this year’s World Diabetes Day (14 November) the health minister has urged the community to get involved with the Public Health Department’s efforts to mitigate the impact of this and other chronic non-communicable diseases. Mark Scotland said the "Be Fit Cayman Campaign" seeks to raise awareness in the community of chronic disease prevention including diabetes and its management. Diabetes can have a devastating and costly impact on the community but Scotland said it was a disease that could be beaten. “The good news is, we can all act on diabetes and the time is now,” he said. “Start today and take small steps to a diabetes-free world. It is as simple as taking your family for a walk.”

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