5W Wednesday: World Diabetes Day Health Fair

Our 5W Wednesday series highlights a variety of health care organizations, professionals and programs that keep our community healthy.

Why is there a World Diabetes Day Health Fair?
The UM Comprehensive Diabetes Center is hosting this Annual World Diabetes Day Health Fair to present to the public the latest information on diabetes treatment and prevention — and to bring attention to the alarming rise in diabetes in Michigan and the United States. Diabetes is a serious disease that leads to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation.

The American Diabetes Association estimates that 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes currently, and an additional 57 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. If current trends continue, one out of every three children born today will face a future with diabetes.

What will there be at the health fair?
View program details for the 2011 World Diabetes Day.

  • Free Health Screenings as time and supplies permit
  • Presentations by experts in the field
  • Exhibits by UM Health System staff
  • Booths by diabetes medical supply companies
  • All types of diabetes will be covered: Types 1 and 2, diabetes and pregnancy, and pre-diabetes
  • Giveaways and Door Prizes

Who is welcome?
The health fair is free and open to the public!
You can register in advance here through Wednesday November 16. (Advance registration helps with event preparation.)

When is it?
Saturday, November 19 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Where is it?
The event is located at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, located across State Street east of Briarwood Mall. The address is 3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Click here for map & directions.

Looking for more info about World Diabetes Day?
Visit the WDD page of the following organizations: International Diabetes Federation, the World Health Organization, WDD in the USA

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