For the first time, Diabetes NSW and ACT, is bringing its leading diabetes education event, the Live Your Life Expo, to the Central Coast on Saturday, May 12.
The event will be held at the Mingara Recreation Club, with the full-day program promising to educate and inspire through sessions tailored to the specific needs and interests of those living with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Mr Sturt Eastwood, CEO of Diabetes NSW and ACT said: “The Live Your Life Expo is all
about providing people living with diabetes, their families, friends and carers with the latest and most relevant information so they can better manage their diabetes.
“There’s almost 20,000 people on the Central Coast living with diabetes, and we want to ensure that they have the information and support they need to manage their condition and live well.”
“The Expo will also provide a fantastic opportunity for people to share experiences and connect with others in the local area.
“Having a strong support network is important for those living with diabetes and we’re
glad we can play a part in making that happen through this event.
Ms Lisa Harris, who will be speaking at the Expo, has been living with type 1 diabetes for 45 years.
Her father, Mr Stanley Clark, revolutionised diabetes management with his invention of the world’s first portable, battery operated, blood glucose monitor.
It was Lisa’s diagnosis at just 5 years old that motivated Stanley, an electronics engineer, to put his skills and passion for inventing into something that would
help his daughter.
Ms Harris remembers the freedom the machine brought to her and other children living with type 1 diabetes and the pressure it took off their families.
“I really encourage people living with diabetes and their families to come along to
the Expo,” she added.
Diabetes NSW and ACT is bringing a range of experts to the Expo, who will cover topics as varied as diabetes technology, eating out, maintaining your motivation to move, and the importance annual health checks.
There will also be many opportunities to talk to diabetes educators, exercise hysiologists
and dietitians throughout the day.
Source: Media release, Apr 16 Roseanne Scott, Filtered Media