Saturday, January 25, 2020

Chatham-Kent Diabetes Expo

‘Empowering, Educating and Inspiring Change’

The Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation is pleased to announce its fourth “Diabetes Expo” to be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Active Lifestyle Center, 20 Merritt Avenue, Chatham. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance as seating is limited. The event features lectures from two leading experts in diabetes management, access to exhibitor booths, lunch and refreshments.

The number of Canadians living with diabetes has doubled since 2000, 1 in 3 of us live with this disease.Those with diabetes account for 30% of stokes, 40% of heart attacks and 50% of kidney failure cases requiring dialysis. Diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb amputations in Canadian adults, associated with approximately 70% of all non- traumatic amputations. This is why the Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation believes it is so important to offer Chatham-Kent this opportunity to learn the latest in treatment for diabetes.

Dr. Rachele Pojednic, PHD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Simmons University, Boston MA will be giving a presentation on ” Lifestyle Modification as Medication to Manage Diabetes”. Chatham-Kent local Endocrinologist, Dr. Linda Sinnaeve, MD FRCPC, and Adjunct Professor, Western
University Schulich School of Medicine will talk about “Newer Medications for Diabetes, Latest Technology in Glucose Monitoring and What’s New with Insulin Pump Therapy”. Both are important
topics for those living with diabetes Type 1 or 2 and their caregivers. Education is key to living with this disease.

The Foundation is pleased to welcome Grant Maltman, Curator of the Banting Museum in London, ON as the moderator for the day.
Companies involved in the care of those with diabetes, including Roche Diabetes, Abbott, BD, Dexcom, Medtronic, Coloplast, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bausch and Tandem, will have booths offering attendees information about diabetes including the latest technology in diabetes care. The Foundation welcomes
these national suppliers and thanks them for their support in educating the residents of Chatham-Kent living with diabetes.

Tickets are available at Dr. Sinnaeve’s office, 196 Grand Avenue in Chatham (cash only) or at the Active Lifestyle Center, 20 Merritt Avenue in Chatham (cash and debit). Again seating is limited so advanced purchase is recommended.

The Foundation was established in 2007 by Bill and Jean Rossini in memory of their son Carlo Rossini who passed away at age 21 in a car accident. Prior to his death he had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The Rossini family had become keenly aware of the financial and emotional strain diabetes places on individuals and their families. The Carlo Rossini Memorial Diabetes Foundation is a registered charity which raises money to help individuals in Chatham-Kent who cannot afford the basic items,
services and medicines that help them with this disease. They have been instrumental in providing foot care clinics in Chatham-Kent for over 20 years and works closely with Diabetes Canada.

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