Diabetes Education

Diabetes Expo to Help Educate Hundreds

Yakima, WA –Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the 2009 Diabetes Expo on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Yakima. The event is completely free, and will feature diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health professionals offering educational programs throughout the day for better diabetes management. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from pharmaceutical companies and diabetes product companies, and participate in raffles for various diabetes-related prizes.

What: The 2009 Diabetes Expo

Where: First Presbyterian Church in Yakima, Corner of Yakima and 8th Avenue

When: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Some of the Educational Topics Covered:

Educators will address several topics including carb counting and portion control, preventing diabetes-related medical complications, new diabetes technologies, the importance of exercise, and also a more light-hearted, humorous perspective about diabetes management.

All attendees will receive a coupon for a free OneTouch glucometer. No registration is necessary. Around 700 people attended the Expo in 2007. Last year over 350 people attended the event over Memorial Day weekend. Moving the event from the holiday, organizers are anticipating meeting or exceeding the attendance form 2007. Other sponsors of the event include Lifescan, First Presbyterian Church of Yakima, Pepsi, NovoNordisk, Yakima Area Diabetes Educators, and Center for Diabetes Prevention and Control at Memorial.

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