More than 50 exhibitors will showcase health services, supplies and programs to Delawareans with diabetes at the Diabetes Wellness Expo.
More than 50 exhibitors will showcase health services, supplies and programs to Delawareans with diabetes at the Diabetes Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Conference Center, 1131 N. Dupont Highway.
The expo will bring together health care facilities, diabetes-related organizations and businesses to provide an opportunity for people at risk for, or with, diabetes access to up-to-date services, products and information. Health professionals and caregivers benefit as well.
The focus of this year’s event, organized by the Delaware Diabetes Coalition, Delaware's Division of Public Health and other partners, is on the impact of the disease on the feet and dental health of diabetics. Free dental and foot exams will be offered, and the keynote speaker will be Susan Pugliese, general practice dentistry program director for Christiana Care Health Systems.
Remarks will be provided by Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, D-Middletown; and DPH Director Karyl Rattay.
The expo is free and will include educational presentations on diabetes/prediabetes management, services, resources and tips on controlling the disease. Screenings include blood sugars, blood pressure, foot care, eye exams and other diabetes related tests. Free flu shots will be provided at the expo. A box lunch, including a sandwich, fruit and beverage will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call 388-9728 or 744-1020.