NEW YORK -- The American Diabetes Association of Greater New York proudly announced the 2nd annual presenting sponsorship of Healthfirst for the American Diabetes Association's 2015 EXPO. The FREE community event will be held in the North Wing of the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., beginning with an EXPO Kick-Off, featuring Borough Presidents, as well as ABC News and Univision media personalities.
More than 11,000 attendees are expected from the Greater New York region, attracting both those families affected by diabetes, and all those interested in learning how to live healthier, active lifestyles, and change the future of diabetes.
This year also marks the American Diabetes Association's 75th Anniversary. The Association will honor 75 years of progress in diabetes treatment, management and quality of life, and the Association's role in these advancements. Learn more, by visiting http://www.diabetes.org/about-us/75th-anniversary, and by visiting the ADA experience booth at the EXPO.
Featuring complimentary health screenings and more than 80 prominent corporate exhibitors with the latest products, resources and educational information on diabetes, EXPO also highlights interactive events, celebrity and local chefs, professional industry speakers, access to health care providers, multilingual presentations and diabetes prevention information, as well as active exercise and healthy cooking demonstrations, a family fun zone, senior zone, multicultural community areas, and this year a new living with Type I and diabetes goes digital area. To register, visit: www.diabetes.org/newyorkexpo.
Diabetes affects nearly 29.1 million children and adults in the United States, and more than one million adults in New York alone. An additional 86 million have prediabetes and by year 2050, if current trends continue, 1 in 3 adults will be diagnosed with diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent in African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and are considered higher risk populations. (Source of Statistics: June 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Make sure you join the movement and visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO, presented by Healthfirst, to learn how to live healthy, be more active and help change the future of diabetes. For a Schedule of Events or to pre-register, visit www.diabetes.org/newyorkexpo.