Diabetes Family Health Fair - New York


Diabetes Family Health Fair is a special day of learning designed for patients with diabetes of all ages, their families, and caregivers. This is a fun event where individuals with diabetes, families, and friends can learn from the experts all about hypoglycemia and easy tips & tricks for managing diabetes. 

Come and enjoy free exhibits with healthy snacks, free services, information to support your health goals, and fun activities for kids!

March 2, 2019 | 8:30am - 11:30am

New York Presbyterian Queens
NYPQ Lang Auditorium and Lobby

56-45 Main St
Flushing, NY 11355

Those with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, & Those Who Care


» Free educational sessions on hypoglycemia issues and healthy eating

» Free services and information to support and promote your health goals from healthcare organizations, such as:

  • Diabetes screening
  • Glucose testing
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Massage
  • Exercise options
  • Diet plans
  • ... and many more!

» Free healthy snacks

» Free fun activities for kids

Presented by Horizon CME in collaboration with AADE




This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Educational Sessions

8:30am - 9:30am | Registration and Exhibits

9:30am - 10:05am | “The Signs, Symptoms, and Causes of Hypoglycemia”

  • Presentation by certified diabetes pharmacist educator
  • What is hypoglycemia
  • Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia
  • What are the risk factors and causes (food, exercise, and medications)
  • Consequences of hypoglycemia (impact on patient outcomes, adherence, and quality of life)
  • Patient story
  • Q&A

10:05am - 10:40am | “How to Detect, Prevent, and Manage Hypoglycemia”

  • Presentation by certified diabetes nurse educator
  • Blood glucose monitoring and hypoglycemia detection
  • Strategies to prevent and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia
  • Management of hypoglycemia (Rule of 15)
  • Patient story
  • Q& A

10:40am - 11:15am | “Food and Diabetes: Creating a Healthy-Eating Plan”

  • Presentation by certified diabetes educator dietitian
  • Purpose of a healthy-eating plan
  • Recommended foods and foods to avoid
  • The plate method
  • Carb counting and exchange list system
  • Patient story
  • Q&A

11:15am - 11:30am | Panel Question and Answer