13th Annual Diabetes EXPO
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center
Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes:
Everything you need to know about diabetes under one roof
Minneapolis, Minn. (September 30, 2016) --- On Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, the American Diabetes Association-Minnesota will host its 13th annual Diabetes EXPO, a one-day event showcasing the latest products and services for people with diabetes. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 Second Ave. So., Minneapolis). More than 7,000 people from Minnesota and western Wisconsin are expected to attend this free event.
The Diabetes EXPO provides the public with a unique opportunity to talk with health care experts and obtain important medical and nutritional information. This highly interactive event is a chance to find out how the American Diabetes Association is helping people with diabetes and their families in your community. More than 70 exhibitors featuring the latest products, medications, information and services, are participating in the Diabetes EXPO.
Free health screenings will be provided in the Screening Area and will include A1C (estimated average blood glucose), blood pressure, BMI (Body Mass Index), diabetes risk assessment using blood glucose testing, eye, hearing, kidney, oral cancer, stroke risk assessment and foot screening.
Cooking demonstrations will be featured throughout the day on the “Healthy Eating Stage” by celebrity chefs. Chef Tiffany Derry is Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” fan favorite and entrepreneur, and Chef Dana Herbert is TLC’s “Cake Boss” winner. These demonstrations are sponsored by Novo Nordisk Diabetes Education Program.
Prize giveaways will be held during an interactive talk show featuring local celebrities Pat Milan and Vineeta Sawkar.
Stop by the “Active Living Area” to meet with a YMCA personal trainer and speak with a lifestyle coach. Learn how to work fitness into your everyday life with fitness, healthy lifestyle choices, and exercise tips whether you are just getting started with your fitness plan or looking to take it to the next level.
A “Healthy Kids Area” will feature exciting activities, games, face painting, prizes and information for children with diabetes and their families This year we will also be doing an interactive planting activity for all kids to learn healthy eating, as well as a camp reunion for those who participate in our camps around the area. Learn more about healthy living through active play and fun activities.
In the “American Diabetes Association Experience”, participants can learn about local programs and events, advocacy activities, and research being conducted in our community. Pick up a free issue of Diabetes Forecast magazine and informational brochures. Talk with volunteers and find out how to get involved with ADA.
“Diabetes Pathways to Better Health” sponsored by Novo Nordisk, Inc. will be featured at the EXPO. The Diabetes Pathways to Better Health will be suggested activities of things to see and do at the EXPO in order to make the most of the experience. Pathways will include specific speakers and demonstration to visit during the EXPO based on interest such as pre-diabetes, type 1 adult, type 1 youth and type 2 diabetes. These pathways will make navigation through this event easier and will enable participants to engage in activities that specifically pertain to their needs and interests.
"One in three Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes by year 2050. If you or a loved one has diabetes, or is at high risk of developing diabetes — the Diabetes EXPO provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn more about the prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications," said Dr. Farha Khan, Endocrinologist, Allina Health. “The Diabetes EXPO is an event open to the entire community where one can find a wealth of information on the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus. Anyone attending the EXPO will also have the opportunity to ask questions of a distinguished panel of health professionals of various specialties and to listen to lectures on different health-related topics.”
Diabetes now affects over 29.1 million people in the United States, an increase of more than 3 million in approximately three years. In addition to those with diabetes, another 86 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. Among people with diabetes, those who do not know they have the disease decreased from 30 percent to 25 percent over a two-year period. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Diabetes can be a devastating disease. If it is not properly managed, it can lead to amputations, kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and stroke.
Free bus or light rail transportation will be provided by MetroTransit to the Diabetes EXPO. There will be a coupon is available on the event website, diabetes.org/minneapolisexpo
Sponsors include Novo Nordisk, Novo Nordisk Diabetes Education Program, YMCA, and Delta Dental.
For information, contact 763-593-5333, or 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org/minneapolisexpo.
2016 Diabetes EXPO Schedule of Events
Subject to change
9 a.m. Show Floor Opens
Exhibitors, Free Health Screenings, Ask the Expert and Healthy Kids Area throughout the day
9:45 a.m. "Protecting Your Heart & Overcoming Side Effects to Cholesterol Medicine"
Elizabeth Tuohy, MD Medical Director, United Heart & Vascular Clinic
10:15 a.m. "Understanding Foot Care" Ross Nelson, DPM Maplewood Podiatry
11 a.m. "Caring for Your Kidneys While Managing Diabetes"
James "Jess" Wheeler, DO Internal Medicine/Nephrology, Park Nicollet
11:15 a.m. "Dollars and 'Sense' Dilemma of Diabetes: Making Treatment Manageable and Affordable"
Megan Undeberg, PharmD Associate Professor, University of MN/Duluth College of Pharmacy
12 p.m. "Choosing the Right Carbohydrates to Eat Healthy"
Cara Walcheck, RD, LD, CDE Allina Diabetes Center
12:45 p.m. A Regeneron Patient Ambassador will be Speaking about their journey with macular degeneration and treatment, Sponsored by Regeneron
1:30 p.m. "Managing Diabetes: The Next Step"
Sponsored by Sanofi
2:50 p.m. Closing Remarks — Main Stage
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities.
For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.