Mar 16, 2019 | 8:30 AM | Saturday

Sat Mar 16, 8:30 AM - Sat Mar 16, 11:30 AM

Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

500 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Community: Southwest Philadelphia

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  Diabetes Family Health Fair is a special day of learning designed for people with diabetes of all ages, their families, and caregivers. This is a fun event where individuals with diabetes, families, and friends can learn from the experts all about hypoglycemia and ea

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Diabetes Family Health Fair is a special day of learning designed for people with diabetes of all ages, their families, and caregivers. This is a fun event where individuals with diabetes, families, and friends can learn from the experts all about hypoglycemia and easy tips & tricks for managing diabetes. Come and see free exhibits with healthy snacks, free services, information to support your health goals, and enjoy fun activities for kids!
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Those with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, & Those Who Care
ACTIVITIES







» Free educational sessions on hypoglycemia issues and healthy eating







» Free services and information to support and promote your health goals from healthcare organizations, such as:

Diabetes screening
Glucose testing
Cholesterol testing
Massage
Exercise options
Diet plans
... and many more!








» Free healthy snacks







» Free fun activities for kids




Presented by Horizon CME in collaboration with AADE








This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.
 

 
EVENT SCHEDULE & EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
8:30am - 9:30am | Registration and Exhibits
9:30am - 10:05am | “The Signs, Symptoms, and Causes of Hypoglycemia”

Presentation by certified diabetes pharmacist educator
What is hypoglycemia
Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia
What are the risk factors and causes (food, exercise, and medications)
Consequences of hypoglycemia (impact on patient outcomes, adherence, and quality of life)
Patient story
Q&A

10:00am - 10:40am | “How to Detect, Prevent, and Manage Hypoglycemia”

Presentation by certified diabetes nurse educator
Blood glucose monitoring and hypoglycemia detection
Strategies to prevent and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia
Management of hypoglycemia (Rule of 15)
Patient story
Q& A

10:40am - 11:15am | “Food and Diabetes: Creating a Healthy-Eating Plan”

Presentation by certified diabetes educator dietitian
Purpose of a healthy-eating plan
Recommended foods and foods to avoid
The plate method
Carb counting and exchange list system
Patient story
Q&A

11:15am - 11:30am | Panel Question and Answer

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