Diabetes Expo Is Oct. 12

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The first Diabetes Expo in Chattanooga will be held on Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Chattanooga Church of the Nazarene, at 5455 North Terr.  The event is free of charge, and door prizes and gift baskets will be given away at the end of the Expo.

This inaugural event will host educational sessions and a health fair, where a variety of organizations within the 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,” said 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 the 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 said, “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.”

To participate, please contact Claire Blum, program coordinator, Partners & Peers for Diabetes Care, at 505-0558, or email at cblum@partnersandpeers.org. Space is limited.

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 and focuses their efforts on serving the diabetes community at large.  

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