What: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and American Diabetes Association are hosting a FREE Expo to get important information to people with diabetes, their families and friends. The event will feature cooking demonstrations sponsored by Harmons, product and service exhibitors, and leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention. The UDOH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program will have a booth where people can find out about community resources and free classes that help manage diabetes, and get their picture taken at the Faces of Diabetes photo booth.
Why: More than 120,000 Utah adults (about 6 percent of adults, or one in 17) have been diagnosed with diabetes. Roughly 45,000 more have diabetes but have not yet been diagnosed (making the total number about 165,000, or 8 percent of the adult population). Because they are not diagnosed, and therefore not being treated, these individuals are vulnerable to complications that could be delayed or prevented. In addition, about one in three adults have prediabetes, which raises a person's risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Who: Cooking demonstrations at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
Presentation by Dr. Jim Chamberlain, MD “Are You and Your Physician Up to Date with Diabetes Care Standards?” at 12:00 p.m.
Deni Hill, Biggest Loser contestant and At-Home winner at 1:00 p.m.
When: Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070
For a detailed schedule, visit www.health.utah.gov/diabetes