Let's DiaBeat This Health Expo

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Madison Avenue Central Park, The Venue, Derby, KS

 If you are overweight, over the age of 50, have family members with diabetes or are physically inactive, then you may be at risk for diabetes, a devastating chronic condition. Now is the time to learn more about pre-diabetes and diabetes. The Let’s DiaBeat This Health Expo is for the community to learn more about avoiding this lifelong disease. The focus will be on people who may be pre-diabetic as well as those currently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The Expo will include free health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations, speakers, and exhibits showcasing the latest diabetes care methods. You will get great information plus have an opportunity to win wonderful door prizes. If you have no history of diabetes in your family, we encourage you to attend anyway and learn the steps you need to take to avoid chronic health conditions.

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Kansas

  • 10.3% of Kansas adults reported being diagnosed with diabetes

Sedgwick County

  • Sedgwick County’s diabetes rate is 10.8%, higher than the state.

DERBY/USD 260

  • It is estimated that 3,376 currently have diabetes
  • It is estimated that 12,155 have pre-diabetes

Let’s DiaBeat This Community Campaign

Diabetes is a growing epidemic with devastating physical, emotional, and financial toll on our community. With the generous support from UnitedHealthcare, the Let’s Diabeat This community campaign is designed to connect and educate the public about resources within the community to prevent diabetes and assist those who need support or are currently struggling in successfully managing their disease. During the two years, residents will be able to participate in the Stanford University’s Diabetes Self-Management program, the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Dining with Diabetes program, support groups, walking programs, etc., all FREE of CHARGE! If you are overweight, over the age of 50, have family members with diabetes or are physically inactive, then you may be at risk for diabetes, a devastating chronic condition. Your first step is to take the Diabetes Risk Test then take the necessary steps to fight off this disease. Let’s DiaBeat This together!

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Health Education Programs

The Face of Diabetes


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Diabetes Self-Management Programs

If you are living with diabetes or a caregiver of someone who does, this workshop is for you! Diabetes self-management workshops are interactive learning opportunities that teach techniques to manage common symptoms. Workshops are free and led by trained leaders.

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition, and an audio relaxation tape. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Day: Mondays     Session dates: April 9 - May 14

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.     Fee: FREE but you must pre-register

Location: Derby Recreation Center, Greteman Room


Day: Mondays     Session dates: June 4 to July 9

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     Fee: FREE but you must pre-register

Location:  DRC Greteman Room


Day:   Wednesdays     Session dates: June 6 to July 18 (No class July 4)

Time:  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.     Fee:     FREE but you must pre-register

Location:  DRC Greteman Room

                

Day: Wednesdays    Session dates: July 11 – August 15

Time:  7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Fee:  FREE but you must pre-register

Location:  DRC Greteman Room