2012-11-08


Fitzgerald Encourages Residents to Attend American Diabetes Association EXPO This Saturday at the Convention Center

 
PITTSBURGH
– Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today encouraged residents to attend the American Diabetes Association EXPO, which takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The event is free and includes health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, educational workshops, and activities that emphasize healthy eating and physical activity for all ages. Leading experts will also be on hand to discuss diabetes management and prevention.

“November is American Diabetes Month, and I encourage residents to attend the free expo on Saturday to get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications,” said Fitzgerald. “This is our area’s largest health event and the only diabetes expo in Pennsylvania. We are fortunate to have this resource available to help keep ourselves and our families healthy. The expo takes place the same day as the Veterans Day Parade, making it easy for families to enjoy both activities.”

For more information, including the day's schedule, visit the World Wide Web Icon American Diabetes Association EXPO or contact Terri Seidman at 412-824-1181 ext. 4608 or tseidman@diabetes.org.

In honor and recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s work in our community and the support it provides to residents, the County Executive has proclaimed November “American Diabetes Month” in Allegheny County.

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While there is no known cure for Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes may be reversed through early detection and lifestyle changes. Treating both types involves medicine, diet, and exercise to control blood sugar levels and to prevent symptoms and problems. For more information, visit World Wide Web Icon Diabetes.org.