Live Smart Diabetes Expo: Your Recommended Serving of Healthy Lifestyle Information



    Canadian Diabetes Association Hosts Live Smart Diabetes Expo in Toronto

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association and Title
Sponsor Pfizer Canada are pleased to host a Live Smart Diabetes Expo in
Toronto on Saturday, June 7.
    "When it comes to diabetes, knowledge is the best management," said
Marie DeLuca, Manager, Public Programs and Services, Canadian Diabetes
Association. "The more an individual learns about diabetes, the better
equipped they are for the life long commitment to diabetes management."
    "Unfortunately, we are inundated with so much information about our
health these days that it's hard to know what to believe. Information becomes
overwhelming," added DeLuca. "That's why we are hosting the Expo. This is
where information crystallizes into knowledge and empowerment sets in."
    The Toronto Live Smart Diabetes Expo brings together products, resources,
speakers and experts to show how Canadians can help prevent and manage
diabetes while improving their overall health. Topics range from healthy
eating, stress management, physical activity to medication management.
    In addition to hearing an impressive line-up of speakers explain and
demonstrate various ways to live a healthy and balanced life, visitors may
also tour the trade show where they can collect information and free samples
from many different exhibitors ranging from nutrition and physical activity,
to supplies and diabetes management. The Toronto Expo also offers the
opportunity for individuals to get the facts from experts on topics such as
diabetes education, physical activity, mental health, nutrition, foot care and
health, as well as information on resources in the community.
    The Toronto Expo is taking place Saturday, June 7 between the hours of
8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Toronto Congress Centre, Hall F, 650 Dixon
Road, Etobicoke. The cost of admission is $13 on-line at diabetes.ca or $15 at
the door. The Toronto Expo is one of 20 Live Smart Diabetes Expos being held
across the country this spring.

    Our Sponsors

    The 2008 Live Smart Diabetes Expos are presented by the Canadian Diabetes
Association and Title Sponsor Pfizer Canada Inc.

    About Diabetes

    Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions with more than 2,250,000
Canadians affected.
    Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot produce insulin or
cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. The two main types of diabetes
are type 1 and type 2.
    Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin.
People living with type 1 diabetes must rely on the daily delivery of insulin
to survive. To date, there is no proven way to prevent type 1 diabetes.
    People with type 2 diabetes do not produce enough insulin or their body
does not effectively use the insulin that is produced. Fortunately, lifestyle
changes can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. A healthy meal
plan, weight control and physical activity are important prevention steps for
this group of individuals.

    About the Canadian Diabetes Association

    The Canadian Diabetes Association works in communities across the country
to promote the health of Canadians and eliminate diabetes through our strong
nationwide network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals,
researchers, partners and supporters. In the struggle against this global
epidemic, our expertise is recognized around the world. The Canadian Diabetes
Association: setting the world standard. To learn more, visit diabetes.ca or
call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).





For further information:

For further information: Randi Garcha, Marketing and Communications
Associate, Ontario, Canadian Diabetes Association, (416) 570-5253,
randi.garcha@diabetes.ca; Alison Withey, Blue Whale Communications Inc., (705)
788-0080, alison@bluewhalecommunications.com

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