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Diabetes Expo - Long Beach California

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Diabetes Expo - Long Beach California

Time: May 15, 2010 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Long Beach Convention Center
City/Town: Long Beach, CA
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Event Type: expo-meet, up
Organized By: Terry Keelan
Latest Activity: May 13, 2010

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Event Description

Another ADA Diabetes Expo. These events are pretty lame, IMHO, BUT it might be a good reason/excuse for us SoCal TuDiabetes member to get together.

The current notion is 1:00 pm at the Eli Lilly Booth. I'm thinking earlier, actually. Try to think of something distinctive to wear. I'm wearing my TuDiabetes T-shirt.


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Comment by Rebecca M. Rodick on May 13, 2010 at 12:37pm
There's a TuD T-shirt? Gee, I need to get one!! Looks like I will be there---with bells on (just kidding!). I'll look for the Eli Lilly Booth and the "happy" diabetics like me standing around!!! :)
Comment by Terry Keelan on May 9, 2010 at 11:07am
People have different opinions about the Expos. I think they are lame because it is largely a collection of display booths by health providers, supplement purveyors, most of the major drug and equipment suppliers and a few others who are just trying to sell us stuff. The informational parts you have to dig for, but you get out of it what you put into it.

Oh the other hand, there's some excitement in being around other diabetics and people with the same concerns as you, play with some of the new gadgets, pick up some swag (stuff we all get - pencils, pads, fridge magnets, clips, bags, snacks) and maybe buy a good book or two.

So it's a mixed bag. Try one if you haven't yet and decide for yourself. Maybe we'll see you there!?
Comment by Helen Sea on May 9, 2010 at 10:09am
This will be my first Expo, and I am going for myself, and have also been encouraged to be a vendor. What have these been like in the past? I wouldn't have imagined shopping is a big pull, but I'm new, any insight?
Comment by J.J. on April 28, 2010 at 2:02pm
I would love to come and meet you all. Let me know when and where.
Comment by Rebecca M. Rodick on April 6, 2010 at 4:33pm
Just like Sarah, it turns out my second nephew is getting married on that day----but in Mazatlan, Mexico!!!!! I don't have the money now to attend, so I just might be able to come to the Expo. I'm with you, I like to meet other diabetics (as you probably remember from the meet-up in Santa Monica....). I'm marking my calendar now... {;D
Comment by Sarah Keech on April 6, 2010 at 9:54am
This is a great idea Terry. Unfortunately my sister's wedding is on May 15th. Maybe next year. Hopefully they will do better recipes this year than making cheese quesadillas with light cheese or strawberries on angel food cake with a light topping. Your comments are right on the money about the event description. Have fun.
Comment by Jonathan on April 5, 2010 at 10:17pm
Thanks Terry,

Have never been to an ADA expo. Might be interesting to meet those who show up.
Comment by Terrie on March 29, 2010 at 9:55am
Thanks for the invite Terry but I'm a bit out of that area. :) I've been at a couple Expos here and I always learn something new and Neat. So not a waste.
Comment by Doris D on March 28, 2010 at 9:43am
Terry I'm sorry but I live way away from Cal. in TN! I don't think I'll be there! Sorry!!!
Comment by Scott K. Johnson on March 27, 2010 at 8:00am
LOL! Hi Terry! You are right! The ADA expo's are not the best events usually, BUT, like you say, they make a great reason to get folks together. I'll be thinking of you all from here!

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