LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) is a proud sponsor of the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Expo, which will be held this Saturday, March, 17th, which will provide education and information on how to better manage or prevent this disease and live healthier, active lives.
"We know that communities of color and especially the elderly are disproportionately affected by diabetes," says Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW). "Many of our caregivers are on the frontlines in preventing this disease, which affects 23.6 million people in the U.S. We are joining the American Diabetes Association on Saturday to ensure our communities know how to manage and prevent this debilitating illness."
As a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association Expo, ULTCW will be a part of the Faces of Diabetes Pavilion and also have a booth on the main floor. ULTCW will be giving away a "Know Your Foods' Sugar Levels" pocket guide to help residents understand the relationship between foods and glucose.
The day-long event will feature physicians, registered nurses, registered diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals who will provide complimentary health screenings at the event. These include diabetes risk assessments, dental screenings, and cholesterol and blood pressure tests. There will also be cooking demonstrations and leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention.
Date: Saturday, March 17th 2012
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A
1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
For more information, call 1-888-DIABETES (342-2383)
SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) is California's leading long term care organization representing 180,000 workers dedicated to providing and protecting quality care for some of our most vulnerable residents. www.ultcw.org
Contact: Sura Hart (213) 361-7064
SOURCE SEIU United Long Term Care Workers