Connecting the diabetes community

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Melbourne: The countdown is on for Australia’s largest diabetes event. Returning for the third time, Diabetes Expo is a full-day event where thousands of Victorians affected by diabetes will have the opportunity to hear the latest health advice from top healthcare experts on how to manage, or even prevent, this relentless condition.

“With almost 80 Victorians developing diabetes every day, there is an ever growing need to help people to live well with this chronic health condition,” says Diabetes Victoria CEO Craig Bennett.

Diabetes Expo will feature presentations from leading health professionals, diabetes experts and researchers, and showcase the latest products and services for people with diabetes. The event is designed to bridge the gap between consumers, product suppliers and health professionals, as well as promote effective and proactive self-management for all types of diabetes. Cooking demonstrations, spotlight sessions and several other activities will be on the agenda as well, according to a press release.

Diabetes Expo will take place on Saturday 27 April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, featuring high-profile speakers and showcasing the latest products and services for people with diabetes.

Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. Worldwide, 425 million adults have diabetes, with an additional 352 million at risk. In Australia, around 1.8 million people are living with diabetes, with a further 290 or so developing diabetes every day. The majority have type 2 diabetes – it’s often referred to as the ‘silent killer’, because the damage it does to the body can stay hidden for years.

“If diabetes was a country, it would be the world’s third largest,” says Mr Bennett. “Each year, more and more people live with this condition, which can result in life-changing complications. Diabetes Expo provides an opportunity for anyone to come along and hear from a range of speakers whom are all highly regarded in their fields. Diabetes Expo is an important event for anybody either living with, affected by, or at risk of developing, diabetes.”

All attendees will receive a show bag, and the chance to see first-hand from the extensive range of products from exhibitors; such as Medtronic, Pharmaco, Spirit Healthcare, Ascensia, Fare & Frolic, LifeSmart, MedAdvisor, Global Health, our event sponsors: Abbott, Baptcare, Coles and many more.

(Media release)