Diabetes is Not Our Destiny

In Honor of Diabetes Awareness

Chickasaw families are built on the foundations of cultural pride and strength, traditions that link one generation to the next. The nation hopes to create a future that is as strong as its history — a future where its people are healthy. Join us on this mission for health, and make simple lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes from becoming a part of your destiny. Learn more at notourdestiny.com.

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