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Visit the ADA Expo on May 21

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The American Diabetes Assn.’s Los Angeles Expo provides the most comprehensive array of diabetes- related products, services and information available under one roof.

Stop Diabetes® and learn how to live healthy, be active and help change the future of diabetes. Visit the expo on May 21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The expo is free and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors and leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention for seniors, youths and anyone interested in improving their health. Actor, singer and dancer Ben Vereen will be a keynote speaker.

This free event provides the community with the opportunity to talk with healthcare experts and obtain important medical and nutrition information. To register, call 323.966.2890, ext. 7503, or go online and visit www.diabetes.org/laexpo. Here’s what you can look forward to at the expo:

 

Healthy Eating

Sponsored by CareMore

* Cooking demonstrations 

* Healthy food sampling

 

Active Living

Sponsored by Aetna

Visit our Active Living Area and learn how to work fitness into your everyday life. 

* Fitness and dance demonstrations 

 

Live Better Health Screenings 

Sponsored by Walmart

* Dental screenings 

* A1C (measure of estimated avg. blood glucose) 

* Cholesterol 

* Blood pressure 

* Foot screenings 

* Blood glucose 

* Eye screenings 

* Hearing screenings

 

Ask the Expert

Sponsored by Ralphs Pharmacy

Come armed with questions for healthcare professionals from the community, who will answer your diabetes questions one on one and help you learn more about how to manage your diabetes and prevent its devastating complications.

 

Family Fun Zone

Sponsored by Medtronic

Kids of all ages can learn more about healthy living and diabetes through active play and organized activities. 

* Rock wall 

* Face painting 

* Interactive games 

* Arts and crafts

 

Faces of Diabetes 

The American Diabetes Assn. wants to ensure that important health messages and opportunities for participation are provided for all communities. The multicultural outreach program Faces of Diabetes addresses barriers that ethnic populations face when learning about or diagnosed with diabetes. 

 

Bookstore

Shop here for the world’s best books for people with diabetes. 

 

Sessions and Speakers
 

“Mobile Health Solutions”

Deborah Estrin, PhD — Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA 

 

“Research and Diabetes”

Andrew J. Drexler MD, FACE — Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center, UCLA 

 

“Diabetes 101”

Frank Meza, MD, MPH — Kaiser Permanente

 

“Avoiding Diabetes Complications”

Seymour Levin, MD — UCLA School of Medicine/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

 

“Type 2 Diabetes: For the Newly Diagnosed”

Stanley Hsia, MD, FRCPC, FACE — Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

“Complementary and Integrative Medicine Therapies for Diabetes”

Marc Weigensberg, MD — USC Keck School of Medicine

 

“Diabetes and Your Child”

Kevin Kaiserman, MD — Private Practice

 

“Exercise and Diabetes”

Anne Peters, MD — USC Keck School of Medicine 

 

“Gestational Diabetes”

Martin N. Montoro, MD — USC Keck School of Medicine


Talleres en Español
 

“Como Evitar las Complicaciones 

de la Diabetes” 

Frank Meza, MD, MPH — Kaiser Permanente

 

“Diabetes Durante el Embarazo”

Martin N. Montoro, MD — USC Keck School of Medicine

 

“Tengo Diabetes:
¿Que Puedo Comer?”

Esther Muñoz-Ross, RN, CDE — St. Jude Medical Center

 

ADA Upcoming Events
 

June 15: Father of the Year Gala, Beverly Hills Hotel.

Oct. 2: Step Out Walk, Culver City. A 5K-walk fundraiser.

Oct 3: Celebrity Golf Tournament, Malibu Country Club.

Nov. 6: Feria de Salud, Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. Free health screenings.


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