AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION EXPO HELPING THE COMMUNITY STOP DIABETES®

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Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes
Houston, TX – On July 26, 2014, the American Diabetes Association EXPO HOUSTON will
take place at Reliant/ NRG Center exhibit hall B, from 9:00AM- 3:00PM. This free event
includes activities for people of all ages including exciting activities and information for the whole
family. The EXPO HOUSTON also provides the community with a unique opportunity to get free
health screenings for:
A1C, Glucose, Vision, Oral Dental, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Depression, Bone Density,
Podiatry and Kidney Health

Attendees can participate in cooking demonstrations, talk to exhibitors and listen to leading
expert’s educational programming for diabetes management, prevention and healthy living.

“If you or a loved one has diabetes – or is at high risk of developing the disease – EXPO
HOUSTON provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects
of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications,” said Jerald Zarin M.D.,
President, American Diabetes Association, Houston Board of Directors. “The EXPO HOUSTON
is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in living healthy and helping to
change the future of diabetes.”

According to the latest CDC statistics, 29.1 million adults and children in the U.S. have diabetes.
An additional 79 million people in the U.S. have pre-diabetes. If current trends continue, one in
three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. According to the State of Health in
Houston/Harris County Executive Summary 2012 Report, 8.9 percent of the adult population in
the Houston area have diagnosed diabetes. Diabetes is the 5th
leading cause of death in Harris County according to the 2010 BSRFF report.

People with diabetes can take steps to manage the disease and lower the risk of its deadly complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it.

More than 80 exhibitors are participating in this year’s EXPO HOUSTON which will be held on
July 26, 2014 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM at Reliant/NRG Center exhibit hall B. Stop by the
American Diabetes Association Experience and learn about local programs and events, advocacy
activities and research being conducted in your community.
This event is made possible by our major sponsors and many hospitals and clinics throughout
Houston:
Walgreens, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, St. Joseph Hospital, Novo Nordisk, Christus
Health, Davita, and many more.
For more information about diabetes or the EXPO HOUSTON call 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-
342-2383), or visit www.diabetes.org/houstonexpo to register to attend for free online!
CHECK ONLINE FOR CELEBRITY APPREARANCES AND EVENT UPDATES

American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences
and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent cure and
manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible
information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940,
our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by
diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-
DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is
available in English and Spanish.

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