AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION EXPO HELPING THE COMMUNITY
Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes
Start your New Year right – visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO Denver on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center from 9am-4pm. This FREE health and wellness event includes information and activities for people of all ages. The EXPO Denver also provides the community with a unique opportunity to get free health screenings, participate in cooking demonstrations, talk to health professionals and exhibitors, and listen to leading experts about diabetes prevention and management.
“The EXPO Denver is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in living healthy and helping to change the future of diabetes,” said Virg Setzer, Chair of the Expo Denver Committee. "If you or a loved one has diabetes – or is at high risk of developing the disease – EXPO Denver provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications."
More than 70 exhibitors are participating in this year’s EXPO Denver, which will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 9am-4pm at the Colorado Convention Center. Many great speakers will present on a variety of health and diabetes-related topics, including Jay Hewitt, Ironman Triathlete with Type 1 Diabetes. The Youth Zone will feature fun activities with special guests the Colorado Rapids! Stop by the American Diabetes Association Experience and learn about local programs and events, advocacy activities and research being conducted in your community.
For more information about diabetes or the EXPO Denver, call 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383), or visit www.diabetes.org/expodenver. Volunteers are also needed, please register at www.diabetes.org/volunteer.
Nearly 26 million adults and children in the U.S. – including 316,000 in Colorado – and an additional 79 million have pre-diabetes. If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. People with diabetes can take steps to manage the disease and lower the risk of its deadly complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it.
The American Diabetes Association Colorado is committed to work tirelessly to Stop Diabetes and to change the lives of those touched by the disease – individuals, children and families. We offer comfort and guidance to newly diagnosed adults and the parents of newly diagnosed children. We help people of all ages to better understand, cope with, or prevent this complex disease – which can be managed, but not cured. We bring hope and a sense of community through inspirational events, such as our Tour de Cure bike ride and summer camps for kids. We stand ready to lend support so that no one has to face diabetes alone. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org/colorado. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.