The Rock works to fight diabetes

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is encouraging families to become more active in order to combat diabetes, reports People. ┬áThe action star and former pro wrestler is the new national ambassador for the Diabetes Aware campaign, which hopes to reach the 24 million Americans with the disease.

“I want to encourage families to be active and eat right,” says Johnson, who is dad to 8-year-old daughter Simone Alexander. “Small steps can go a long way in managing diabetes, its complications, and raising healthy, active children.”