The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and its Caribbean Diabetes Chapter will present the sixth annual Black Diabetes Expo this month. Attendees will learn how they can prevent and manage diabetes while improving their overall health.
The event will feature a trade show providing diabetes-related information, products and services, free kidney disease and CANRISK screenings and opportunities to speak one-on-one with local dietitians, pharmacists and foot care specialists.
On-stage programming runs throughout the day. Key speakers and presentations include:
- “Taking control of your blood pressure will control your diabetes management,” by Dr. George Dresser, Western University.
- “Medications used for controlling high blood pressure,” by Ann Petgrave, William Osler Health System.
- “The new Diabetes Charter for Canada,” by Aileen Leo, executive director, government relations and public affairs, Canadian Diabetes Association.
- “Exercise: A natural medication to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes,” by Dr. Michael Sarin, Toronto Rehab.
- A healthcare expert panel discussion featuring Paulette Lewis, nurse practitioner, Renal Program, The Scarborough Hospital; Dr. Paul Galiwango, cardiologist; Kathy Nelson, registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and Ann Petgrave, clinical pharmacist, certified diabetes educator.
The sixth annual Black Diabetes Expo will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Jamaican Canadian Association, 995 Arrow Rd., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission, parking and lunch are free. A free shuttle bus will run from TAIBU Community Health Centre in Malvern (available with pre-registration) to transport guests.
Partners include the Caribbean Camera, G98.7 FM, Jamaican Canadian Association, Rogers TV, TAIBU Community Health Centre and Viv’s Catering.
For more information, visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).