"LIVE WELL WITH DIABETES" IS BACK IN WICHITA!
Saturday, November 6th – FREE!
8 am–2 pm at The Wichita State Metroplex, 5015 E 29th St N
Masks are required per WSU policy.
Free diabetes screenings Free lipid tests Free foot checks
Free medication and supplements reviews Free blood pressure checks
COVID and Flu vaccinations Ask-The-Experts presentations
Healthcare company reps Diabetes support walk
Live Well With Diabetes – a health and learning event hosted by Wichita’s Great Plains Diabetes with support from Health ICT – Kansas Business, KU School of Pharmacy, Dillons, and Wichita State University PA department. For more information, call (316) 440-2802.
8 AM: Health assessments open.
Services include lab tests, lipids tests, and A1c checks to screen individuals for diabetes.
Participants can also visit with health professions, learn about the latest in diabetes related products and services, get a no-cost flu and/or Covid19 vaccine (insurance will be filled if available), have foot exams, blood pressure checks and more.
9 AM: Ask the Expert Sessions Begin
9 AM: Making Sense of Your Medications
Chelsea Love, Pharm D, and Mariah Black, Pharm D
9:30 AM: Ask the Dietitian
Mary Hiebert, RD, LD
10 AM: Ask the Pharmacist
Chelsea Love, Pharm D and Mariah Black, Pharm D
10:00 to 12:30 PM: Walk to Celebrate Heroes with Diabetes: Past and Present
.8-mile walk can be done at your leisure between, or join at 10 am and walk with Matt Thibault, Great Plains Diabetes Board member and Bike Walk Wichita volunteer.
10:30 AM: Ask the Endocrinologist
Rami Mortada, MD
11:00 AM: Ask the Diabetes Educator
Lisa Molt, RN, BSN
11:30 AM: Free lunch for first 200 guests
12 PM: Ask the One Living with Diabetes
12:30 PM: Honoring those who live with Diabetes, Main Stage
1 PM: Meet Casey Woolfolk who has lived with Type 1 diabetes more than 35 years. He trained for and completed a100 mile run on October 9th and 10th, and is headed to the New York Marathon on November 7.
Heather Wilkins, PhD, University of Kansas will follow Casey. Dr. Wilkins is a Medical School scientist who will discuss Diabetes and the Brain. She is a former Camp Discovery attendee who also lives with Type 1 diabetes.
There will also be a historic display hosted by Great Plains Diabetes to celebrate 100 years of insulin. The first dose of Human Insulin given by Dr. Guthrie on December 19, 1980, and helped lead to 40 years of significant advancements in diabetes management and control.
Health professionals, please join us November 5th for A Day of Discovery!
Highlights from Live Well With Diabetes 2019:
Mayor Longwell, Lauren Salko, and Bob Hamrick honored our Heroes with Diabetes.
Debbie Hinnen, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE also talked about Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Debbie is a well-known diabetes care and education provider who now lives and practices in Colorado Springs.