Expo to Raise Awareness about Diabetes
In order to bring a decline in the number of people suffering from diabetes as well as to raise awareness in them about the disease, the American Diabetes Association has planned an expo. The expo will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 14 from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
A lot of exciting things have been lined up for the day. The day will be started with the introductory speech of cooking maestro Paula Deen. She will discuss about her type-two diabetes condition and then will share some healthy recipes.
It will be more of an interactive session than being a boring formal expo, said sources known to the matter. Second activity lined up for the day is cooking demonstration by Jamie Deen, who will tell about their new initiative called Diabetes in a New Light.
Third event for the day will be discussion of some researches being done on diabetes and discussing their important findings, which can be utilized by diabetic patients. Next event will be a debate competition, which will be open for parents as well as for children. They have to give presentations on different topics surrounding diabetics.
There will be a question answer session as well in which experts will be answering the queries of audience present at the expo. As per the official data of Diabetes Australia, one in three Australians has been suffering from the disease. It has also been found that young adults are no longer safe from the Type 2 diabetes.
â€śThe opportunity cost of doing little to stem this pandemic situation is apparent to many - but not adequately to those who need to take hard and firm policy decisions to create healthier schools, homes, hospitals and work placesâ€ť, said Lewis Kaplan, who is the Chief Executive Officer at Diabetes Australia.