We are happy to share some great information from the American Diabetes Association about the upcoming Walk to Stop Diabetes and Diabetes Expo!
“I am pleased to share with you some NEW and exciting features of the 2014 American Diabetes Association EXPO. This year we will be introducing the Grand Tasting Area. The Grand Tasting Area is a multi-layered world class sampling of appealing diabetes-friendly foods created and served by Novo Nordisk Diabetes Education Program Celebrity Chefs: Chef Tiffany Derry, Chef Rory Schepisi, Chef Doreen Colondres, and Chef Dana Herbert. Each chef will be paired with a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator delivering an educational message surrounding healthy eating and meal planning. Healthy eating does not have to be boring but vibrant, full of life and flavor! Groups will be admitted into the Grand Taste area every 15 minutes from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.
Stop by the Delta Dentals booth this year, to learn more about oral health and diabetes. Research shows that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes. If you have diabetes you could be at risk for developing serious gum disease and other oral health complications. Get more information and learn about important preventative techniques to keep your mouth healthy!
Follow The American Diabetes Association on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ADA.Minnesota, , on Twitter @diabetesMN, or our blog at diabetesmn.com.
If you haven’t registered this year for the 2014 Minneapolis Diabetes EXPO it isn’t too late. Pre-registered participants will be allowed early admittance into the Diabetes EXPO along with access to a portion of the show floor before the doors for the EXPO open to the general public. In addition pre-registered participants will be entered in a drawing to win a meet and greet in the Grand Tasting Area with CelebrityChefs .Visit www.diabetes.org/expominneapolis for more information about the EXPO and to register.
Don’t forget to visit the EXPO website to download your pass to ride any Metro Transit Bus or Light Rail the day of the EXPO and check out the charter buses coming to the EXPO from around the state.
Have you ever wished that there was a day to celebrate all of your hard work to live well with diabetes? Did you know there is? At the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes we celebrate everyone living with diabetes because YOU are the reason we walk to help raise funds to find the cause and cure of this “silent disease”. Red Striders are children and adults who have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. Join Team Red Twin Cities! Team Red is the friends and family team for striders that are not already on another team. Register at: www.diabetes.org/teamredmn or check for a walk site near you at www.diabetes.org/walk. Walks in Minnesota will take place on September 27 – Twin Cities and October 4 – Stillwater, Brainerd and Mankato.”