On Saturday, February 3, 2007 the American Diabetes Association sponsored Diabetes Expo, that took place at the Oregon Convention Center. When the doors opened at 9 a.m. there were over 500 people in line waiting to participate. 20 second year nursing students from Portland Community College volunteered and reported that people were eager to learn how to take better care of themselves and their families.
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Expo provided an opportunity for Oregonians to receive education on pre-diabetes, nutrition, weight management, and activities that lead to a healthy life style. There were written materials available that were printed in English as well as Spanish to increase everyone's literacy about ways to live healthy.
Imagine if Diabetes Expo fairs were happening simultaneously across the nation run by volunteer National Nurse Teams. Accurate information from a credible source is instrumental in keeping our citizens healthy and preventing unnecessary disease. Think Diabetes Expo Fair times thousands. Nurses have the power and the knowledge to make a difference. Join the National Nurse Campaign and help us do exactly that!
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Saturday, February 10, 2007