The American Diabetes Association EXPO Offers New, Free Health Screenings for Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Be Part of the Movement to Stop Diabetes by Attending American Diabetes Association EXPO
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Dr. Elizabeth R. Seaquist, Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Medicine & Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research at the University of Minnesota

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and an additional 79 million Americans have prediabetes, putting them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. To help address this epidemic, the American Diabetes Associationannounces its 2013 schedule for its free community health events throughout the country - the American Diabetes Association EXPO. The association is inviting the public to attend EXPO to learn how to be healthy, active and live well with diabetes and show their support of the movement to Stop Diabetes.

The theme of this year's EXPO is "Take Control of Your Life for Free." Local communities can take advantage of new, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product exhibits, and presentations on diabetes prevention and management. The American Diabetes Expo also has Family Fun/Healthy Kids area, filled with information and activities geared toward youth with diabetes and their families.

The goal of the American Diabetes Association EXPO is to help those with diabetes take steps to better manage the disease and lower the risk of its deadly complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical, but unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know they have it.

The 2013 schedule for the American Diabetes Association EXPO is:

Denver - February 9

Portland - May 4

Salt Lake City - March 2

San Antonio - May 18

New York City - March 9

Northwest Arkansas - August 3

Chicago - April 13

Minneapolis - October 12

Seattle - April 13

Los Angeles - May 4

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