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Let's DiaBeat This Health Expo- MAY 17, 2022

If you are over weDiaBEATThisSmallight, over the age of 50, have family members with diabetes or are physically inactive, then you may be at risk for diabetes, a devastating chronic condition. Now is the time to learn more about preFlyer May 2022-diabetes and diabetes. The Let’s DiaBeat This Health Expo is for the community to learn more about avoiding this lifelong disease. The focus will be on people who may be pre-diabetic as well as those currently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The Expo will include free health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations, speakers, and exhibits showcasing the latest diabetes care methods. You will get great information plus have an opportunity to win wonderful door prizes. If you have no history of diabetes in your family, we encourage you to attend anyway and learn the steps you need to take to avoid chronic health conditions.

Day: May 17, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (come and go)
Fee: FREE through a generous donation from UnitedHealthcare
Location:  Madison Avenue Central Park, the Venue

(Want to be a vendor at the health expo? Click here for vendor form.)

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Dr. Delane Vaughn, MD and Diabetes Lifestyle Coach, is coming to Derby for the Let’s DiaBeat This Health Expo. Dr. Delane will share her professional knowledge on diabetes and how you can make successful lifestyle changes free from dependence on medications. A catered lunch will be provided. Space is limited to the first 50 people so don’t delay in getting registered. Registration opens August 30. Call (316) 788-3781 to register or online at www.derbyre.com. 

Day: May 17, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm
Fee: $15.00
Location: Madison Avenue Central Park, the Pavilion

Diabetes Self-Management Program 

diabetes words 2If you are living with diabetes or a caregiver of someone who does, this workshop is for you! Diabetes self-management workshops are interactive learning opportunities that teach techniques to manage common symptoms. Workshops are free and led by trained leaders.

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition, and an audio relaxation tape. Classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Free, but you must register.

Prevent T2

The CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being.

The Prevent T2 program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. Participants are charged an enrollment fee but upon completion of requirements get reimbursed plus receive a one year free DRC membership. 

In order to qualify for the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by their physician. Call Debbie at (316) 788-3781 for complete details. 

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Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching 

Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching is here to assist you in clarifying what you want to achieve, experience, create, do or “be” in order to improve your diabetic health journey. Together you will co-create specific, realistic, measurable goals that are then broken down into smaller, achievable, action steps. The coach facilitates an encouraging, collaborative coaching process to design an individualized step-by-step action plan. The coach and client then set up and utilize accountability and support to create forward movement and progress.

Fee: First session is FREE but you must schedule your appointment
Call Debbie at (316) 529-2677 or email debbie@derbyrec.com

Dining With Diabetes

Nutrition and physical activity are keys to managing type 2 diabetes. Dining with Diabetes is a 4-week program taught by a Registered Dietitian from Sedgwick County Extension. Programs includes the following: 

  • Planning meals & snacks with delicious & healthy recipes
  • Cooking demonstrations & food tastings
  • Motivation & support
  • Ideas for being more active
  • An understanding of how diabetes affects your overall health

Chronic Disease Self Management

If you are living with depression, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc., then this 6-week program is for you. This CDSMP workshop is interactive and helps you learn techniques to manage your chronic condition. 

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    Debbie Williams
    Community Wellness Coordinator

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  • 10.3% of Kansas adults reported being diagnosed with diabetes

Sedgwick County

  • Sedgwick County’s diabetes rate is 10.8%, higher than the state.


  • It is estimated that 3,376 currently have diabetes
  • It is estimated that 12,155 have pre-diabetes
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