Free Diabetes Expo in Long Beach

On April 25, the American Diabetes Association will host its 3rd Annual Diabetes Expo, a one-day event to help educate people about diabetes, healthy eating and active living.  This year’s event will focus on three essential lifestyle management components for people living with diabetes – the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and making the necessary diet and exercise modifications.  To that end, the event will feature:

  • The Be the Face of Change Photo Exhibit, sponsored by Novo Nordisk;
  • Cooking Demonstrations by Top Chef Nikki Shaw; and
  • Chance to Meet Fitness Guru Kathy Smith.
This highly interactive event has something for people of all ages– including an engaging “Youth Zone” for children and their families.  It will also showcase the latest health-related products and services and offer FREE health screenings, products and food samples.  Last year’s Diabetes Expo attracted more than 6,000 people.
Diabetes is one of the most common, chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting more than 24 million American adults and children.  An additional six million people are living with diabetes, but do not know it.  If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious complications, even premature death.  But with an early diagnosis and treatment, preventive measures can be taken to manage the disease and dramatically reduce the risk of complications.
WHAT:        3rd Annual Diabetes Expo
WHERE:      Long Beach Convention Center
                   Exhibit Hall A
WHEN:        Saturday, April 25, 2009
                   10:00am – 4:00pm
VISUALS:   Kids (youth zone/ health screenings); healthy eating / exercise demonstrations, etc.)
For more information about diabetes or the Diabetes EXPO, the public should call 1-888-DIABETES - Extension 7452, or visit For more information about the Novo Nordisk Be the Face of Change Photo Exhibit, visit Media interested in on-site interviews can contact Alyssa Bleiberg at 212-485-6806.
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.
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