10:55am

Tue October 1, 2013
Happenings

First Diabetes Expo to be held in Chattanooga October 12

From a media release:

Partners and Peers for Diabetes Care is a nonprofit organization that focuses on empowering people with diabetes to actively participate in their health care through partnerships that promote trust and enhance learning.  The organization is based out of Chattanooga, TN and focuses their efforts on serving the diabetes community at large.

Tennessee is one of the states with the highest rate of new diabetes cases, and it’s on the rise in Chattanooga. U.S. rates are skyrocketing, and costing billions of dollars.

The first Diabetes Expo in Chattanooga will be held on October 12, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Chattanooga Church of the Nazarene, located at 5455 North Terrace.  The event is free of charge, and door prizes and gift baskets will be given away at the end of the Expo.

This exciting inaugural event will host educational sessions and a health fair, where a variety of organizations within our community will present information about diabetes-related products and services that they provide.  “The goal is to connect members of our diabetes community with information and resources that can help them make healthier choices in management of their health”, states Claire Blum, Founder of Partners and Peers for Diabetes Care.

In addition, workshop presenters include: doctors, certified diabetes educators, and healthcare professionals whose own lives are touched by diabetes and from personal experience know that living well with diabetes is all about making healthy choices.

As a member of our diabetes community and healthcare network, Partners and Peers for Diabetes Care are extending the opportunity for organizations to partner with them as exhibitors at the Diabetes Expo. Ms. Blum commented, “exhibitors at the Expo will help participants learn about medical and holistic treatment options, and community resources that support healthy lifestyle choices.  They will demonstrate the latest and greatest diabetes technologies.”

If you would like to participate, please contact Claire Blum, Program Coordinator, Partners & Peers for Diabetes Care, at 423-505-0558, or email at cblum@partnersandpeers.org. Space is limited.