Learn How to be Healthy, Active and Live Well with Diabetes


Navigating the world of diabetes care can be overwhelming, whether you are at risk for, have been recently diagnosed or are living with diabetes. Where do you turn to for help?

You can find answers to many of your questions at the American Diabetes Association EXPO, a FREE one-day diabetes-focused health event in more than a dozen metropolitan cities that brings health care professionals, experts, product exhibitors and volunteers together under one roof.

Each EXPO has different features, yet all touch on living well with diabetes or prediabetes. There you can take advantage of free health screenings provided by local health care organizations such as blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol; talk with experts in a one-on-one setting; attend cooking demonstrations; and visit product exhibits and presentations on diabetes prevention and management. And don’t forget to bring your children and participate in our Family Fun/Healthy Kids area with information and activities geared toward youth with diabetes and their families!

ADA12050026Diabetes affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, with an additional 79 million having prediabetes. EXPO is one way the Association helps those affected learn how to live well, be active and change the future of diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association’s EXPO began in 1995 in Phoenix, Ariz., and has grown to 13 cities around the country. In 2013, EXPO provided free diabetes information and support to nearly 65,000 people.

The 2014 schedule for the American Diabetes Association EXPOs is as follows (all events are on Saturday!):

• Denver (Feb. 22)
• Salt Lake City (March 1)
• New York City (March 15)
• San Antonio (March 29)
• Chicago (April 5)
• Seattle (April 5)
• Los Angeles (May 17)
• Houston (July 26)
• Northwest Arkansas (Aug. 9)
• Minneapolis (Oct. 11)
• Pittsburgh (Nov. 8)
• Atlanta, GA (Nov. 22)
• Portland, OR (Nov. 22)

We hope you’ll mark your calendars and make this a family affair! You may register in advance or sign-up on-site! For more information about these FREE events, call 1-888-DIABETES (342-2383) or visit diabetes.org/EXPO.

Have you ever been to one of our EXPOs? Share your experiences in the comment section below!

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15 Responses to Learn How to be Healthy, Active and Live Well with Diabetes

  1. Yvette Jimenez says:

    Diabetes is an epidemic in South Texas. I would really like to see a future date for somewhere closer than San Antonio. Corpus Christi would seem like a perfect place.

  2. Marcy says:

    So the expo began in Phoenix, but is not going to be in Phoenix this year? I am new diagnosed and would have gone had it been here.

  3. Gene says:

    OMG.. this really sucks… I go looking for a Diabetes Expo and the ADA still has LAST YEAR’S POSTED!!! Really???

  4. I’ll be the next Diabetes Expo!

  5. Excellent. It certainly is helping millions of people suffering from diabetes.

  6. A. Colibri says:

    Excellent Post. millions of people suffering from diabetes

  7. Amanda says:

    Very good reading, dibetes is a bad silent

  8. very nice, thank you for posting

  9. Anonymous says:

    Diabetes is terrible, but it can only be avoided with food and healthy living

  10. Italiana says:

    I am happy when I find articles talking about the care we should take with our health. I am going to live in Italy and I would like to know the best places to take care of diabetes being an Italian citizen.

  11. Cuidar da Sáude says:

    Looking forward to the 2017/2018 Expo.

  12. Great article, it has helped me a lot. Thank you.

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