If you live in the US Southwest and have diabetes, this is a great conference for you to attend.
When: Saturday, November 22, 2008
Registration and Health Fair open: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Conference Sessions: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Where: San Diego Convention Center
Costs: $35 registration fee, includes lunch *** (if you can’t afford this, please read below)
Who should attend?
- People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- People at risk of developing diabetes
- People who live with someone who has diabetes
- Parents of kids with diabetes
- People newly diagnosed with diabetes
- Seasoned veterans looking for motivation and the latest information
- Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes
What should you expect?
- Information, Motivation, Empowerment
- Leading Experts in Diabetes Treatments & Care
- Cutting Edge Treatments
- Special Guest Speakers
- Morning Educational Sessions
- Afternoon Workshops & One-On-One Activities
- Health Fair Exhibits
- Luncheon included with registration
*** The true cost of this program is $175 per person. TCOYD, a not-for-profit organization, pays all but the $35 registration fee for every person who attends. If you need financial assistance, call TCOYD at 800-998-2693 and they will help!
Taking Control of Your Diabetes, (TCOYD) conference, lunch and health fair will be held November 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center, bringing national and local medical experts in diabetes care to people with all types of diabetes, those at risk for diabetes, and their loved ones for a day of highly informative and motivational programs.
TCOYD founder and director Steven Edelman, MD, who has lived with diabetes for 37 years, says “Diabetes is demanding and people’s daily decisions have an immediate impact on their health. At the same time, information about living with diabetes is complex. Education is critical to staying on top of this disease.”
TCOYD is a San Diego-based 501c3 not-for-profit diabetes education organization. This is the 14th annual flagship San Diego program, and 100th in the national series of conferences that the not-for-profit and has presented since 1995. An attendance of more than 2500 is expected at this one-of-a-kind event.
Leading specialists from across the country will offer practical advice and discuss the latest developments in the treatment of diabetes, the complications of the disease, psychological barriers to controlling diabetes, nutritional issues, technology, sexual health, obesity, prevention, and much more. TCOYD participants can hear lectures, participate in screenings, experiment with some different forms of exercise and speak one-on-one with diabetes specialists including physicians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, pediatricians, researchers, attorneys, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists and surgeons.
A health fair with 60 informational exhibits from national and local diabetes-related companies and organizations will be open throughout the day. Lunch is included and will feature special guest speakers Doug Burns, who holds bodybuilding titles including Mr. USA and Mr. Universe, as well as 1999 Miss America winner and diabetes advocate Nicole Johnson. Mr. Burns and Ms. Johnson will share their personal stories, living well with type 1 diabetes.
Pre-registration is recommended and financial aid is available for those who need assistance. Early registration fees are $35 per person. Registration fees include lunch, healthy snacks, all conference activities and materials. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING TCOYD. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $40. The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To register or get more information, call 800-998-2693 or visit www.tcoyd.org.