American Diabetes Association Expo Helping The Community Stop Diabetes

On Nov. 22, the American Diabetes Association EXPO Atlanta will take place at the Cobb Galleria Centre from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event includes activities for people of all ages including exciting activities and in-formation for the whole family. The EXPO Atlanta also provides the community with a unique opportunity get a free health screening, participate in a cooking demonstration, talk to exhibitors and listen to leading experts about diabetes prevention and management.

 

“If you or a loved one has diabetes – or is at high risk of developing the disease – EXPO Atlanta provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications,” said executive director Rena` Cozart. “The EXPO Atlanta is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in living healthy and helping to change the future of diabetes.”

 

Nearly 29 million adults and children in the U.S. – including more than 1 million in Atlanta – and an additional 86 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 di-agnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it.

 

Nearly 100 exhibitors are participating in this year’s EXPO Atlanta, which will be held on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at The Cobb Galleria Centre. Stop by the American Diabetes Association Experience and learn about local programs and events, advocacy activities and research being conducted in your community. This will be the association’s largest one-stop information and resource event in the southeast.

 

For more information about diabetes or the EXPO Atlanta, call 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383), or visit www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/diabetes-expos/atlanta/.

 

American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights be-cause of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. 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.