"If you or a loved one has diabetes – or is at high risk of developing the disease – EXPO Pittsburgh provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications," said Terri Seidman, associate director, American Diabetes Association, Western Pennsylvania Region. “We are particularly pleased to work with Fresenius Medical Care. Their support of EXPO Pittsburgh as a speaker sponsor provides the community a unique opportunity to learn about the seriousness of kidney disease, and to receive credible information and tools on prevention and management.”Chronic kidney disease is a progressive, usually permanent loss of kidney function. When CKD leads to kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD), the only treatments are a kidney transplant or dialysis. For more information on the American Diabetes Association EXPO Pittsburgh, go to www.diabetes.org/expopittsburgh. About Fresenius Medical Care Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading company devoted to patient-oriented renal therapy. Through more than 2,700 clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, we provide kidney dialysis treatments to approximately 210,000 patients worldwide. We are also the world's leading maker of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. Chronic kidney failure is a condition that affects about 1.9 million individuals worldwide. For more information about the company’s more than 1,800 U.S. dialysis facilities, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com (in English and Spanish). For more information about Fresenius Medical Care, visit www.fmc-ag.com or www.fmcna.com. About American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.