Diabetic Expo

runthe
By runthe Latest Reply 2010-05-03 13:33:18 -0500
Started 2010-04-11 11:09:46 -0500

Hello everyone hope that all is well with all. I went to the diabetic expo here in chicago,il at navy pier. It was very informative and helpful to me. Their were all kinds of exhibtors and companies talking about their products.
there were a lot of free samples like meters to snacks and books. Also, they had health screeing taking place around the fair, from foot screeing, BMI testing, Blood pressure , kidney testing, and other health problems that affects those with diabetes. I hope that eveyone gets a change to go when it comes to your city. For more info you can log on to the American Diabetes Association website at www.diabetes.org love you all runthe


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monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-05-03 13:33:18 -0500 Report

I was going to try to go to this expo. Since I only live about 1 1/2 hr or so from there in Wisconsin I thought it would be a great start to a better me. Unfortunately, I learned of it too late in the week and no sitter for my three kids. I hope they come up with another festival similar or something close by. I would love to go. In fact, there was a class on advanced insulin pumping I missed. I wish there was a way of getting notified when these things were coming up. Thanks for the info in what all they were doing there. Wow! Was there even insulin pump reps there too? Looking forward to more things like this. Maybe the next one near by here we could meet up.

bjbbblezzed
bjbbblezzed 2010-04-20 23:42:58 -0500 Report

It was interesting to hear about this type of expo. I live in Southern Illinois in a college town. We do not have large health expos. I need help serving sizes. I was recently diagnosed and still have not adjusted to eating correctly. I get overwhelmed/depressed with coping with diabetes I will checkout the website you suggested.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-04-11 13:35:17 -0500 Report

I have yet to go to one. I love expos. They open your eyes and minds to so many new and innovative things that are going on. What was the neatest thing you saw out there? I would love to hear more.

runthe
runthe 2010-04-11 15:44:05 -0500 Report

There were Diabetic forum where groups of people got together and talk about the myths and facts of diabetes. The differnt types of meters and insuin pumps amazed me. it was just so much going on I spent nearly 5 hours trying to get to see everyone. seeing famous celebraties talking with the peoples about their own experience with being a diabetic.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-04-11 11:38:50 -0500 Report

Thank you for the information, I hope that you have enjoyed yourself as well as the information.

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