Minneapolis EXPO 2014

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The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy. Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO Minneapolis and Join the Millions® in the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes for you and your family.


New to the EXPO

Novo LogoThis year the EXPO will debut the Grand Taste Area. The Grand Tasting Area is a multilayered world class sampling of appealing Diabetes-friendly foods created and served by Novo Nordisk Diabetes Education Program Celebrity Chefs. Each chef will be paired with a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator delivering an educational message surrounding healthy eating and meal planning. Healthy eating does not have to be boring but vibrant, full of life and flavor! Another addition to the EXPO this year is a hands-on Oral Health and Diabetes Education Area presented by Delta Dental.

Pre-register for the EXPO and be entered in a drawing to win a meet and greet in the Grand Tasting Area with Celebrity Chefs.

Special Guests

Dominique Wilkins

Dominque WilkinsThe most celebrated player to ever put on an Atlanta Hawks uniform, Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins is also the Hawks' Vice President of Basketball. Wilkins works in various management functions within the Hawks’ basketball and business areas and is the team’s analyst for the Hawks broadcast networks. Dominique’s passion extends beyond basketball. His true calling came from an unexpected diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at the age of 40 – not long after he retired from the National Basketball Association (NBA). After losing his grandfather and father to diabetes, Wilkins decided early on that he was going to do everything possible to better manage his diabetes and encourage others to do the same. For more information about Novo Nordisk, visit www.novonordisk-us.com.

Ryan Reed

Ryan Reed Kicks Off NASCAR SeasonNASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) driver Ryan Reed is the ambassador and spokesperson for Drive to Stop Diabetes, a diabetes awareness initiative with the American Diabetes Association and Lilly Diabetes. Reed, who has raced since the age of four, was diagnosed at the age of 17 with type 1 diabetes and was told that he would never be able to race again. Once he learned more about diabetes and its widespread impact, he decided to become an advocate for diabetes awareness, starting his own foundation, Ryan’s Mission, to educate people about the disease. Check out Ryan's racecar when you visit the EXPO!

Volunteer at EXPO

If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the Volunteer Interest Form. If you are a healthcare professional, personal trainer or health coach & interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.

Screening Area

The following free screenings will be offered:

  • A1C (estimated average blood glucose)
  • Blood Pressure
  • BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Cholesterol and Diabetes Risk Assessment
  • Eye Screening
  • Foot Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Kidney Risk Assessment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Sleep Apnea Screening
  • Stroke Risk Assessment

Ask the Expert

Come prepared with questions for health care professionals from our community who will answer your diabetes questions one-on-one and help you learn more about how to manage your diabetes and prevent its devastating complications.

Heathly Eating & Active Living

These areas includes the following:

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Healthy food sampling
  • Tasty and healthful recipes
  • Learn how to work fitness into your everyday life
  • Fitness demonstrations
  • Exercise tips

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For information on becoming a Minneapolis Diabetes EXPO exhibitor or sponsor, download additional information or contact Molly Duerr at mduerr@diabetes.org or 763-593-5333 ext 6652. Exhibitors this year will again have the opportunity to utilize our lead retrieval system for free at the EXPO. Please note exhibitor product lines/services require review prior to contract execution.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Novo Nordisk Diabetes Education Medifast MN Sams Walmart Target YMCADelta Dental Metro Transit walgreens