Living with diabetes focus of event

By The Active Age | October 1, 2022

The sixth annual “Live Well With Diabetes” event next month brings together people dealing with the disease along with doctors, nurses, nutritionists and pharmacists who help them care for it.

Sponsored by Great Plaines Diabetes, the free Nov. 5 event runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Wichita State Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th St. N. 

Throughout the day, medical professionals will provide health services including the A1c test to determine if participants have diabetes or are at risk of the disease, lipids screens, blood pressure checks, foot exams, medication evaluations, stress counseling, and more. Flu vaccinations will be offered along with updated Covid vaccines, if available.  

Experts will also provide information about what’s new in diabetes treatment, cooking demonstrations, strategies for being active and more. 

More than 85,000 people in South Central Kansas have been diagnosed with diabetes, an estimated 8,000 area residents have diabetes but haven’t been diagnosed, and slightly more than one-third of the area’s adult population had pre-diabetes, according to a news release from Great Plains Diabetes. Other participating organizations include the Kansas Business Group on Health, KU School of Pharmacy, Dillons and Wichita State University PA department. 

For more information, call (316) 440-2802 or go to