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Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Amarillo to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope
Date:1/26/2009

AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conference, lunch and health fair will be held February 7, 2009 at the Amarillo Civic 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 diabetes education organization. This is the 3rd Amarillo program, and 101st in the national series of conferences that the not-for-profit has presented since 1995. More than 1000 participants are expected at this one-of-a-kind event. At the TCOYD conference, leading specialists from across the country, and many from Northwest Healthcare Systems, Amarillo Medical Specialists, and a host of other medical professionals in the community, will offer practical advice to those living with the disease. TCOYD participants can hear lectures on the latest developments in the treatment of diabetes, the complications of the disease, psychological barriers to controlling diabetes, nutritional issues and much more; participate in screenings; experiment with some different forms of exercise; and speak one-on-one with diabetes specialists including physicians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, sleep specialists, researchers, pediatricians, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists and surgeons.

"With the increase in obesity, more and more Texans are being diagnosed every day with diabetes. This conference and health fair is a great way to learn as much as you possibly can in one day and in one location from a variety of diabetes experts. We want to help individuals and families living with diabetes to be educated, motivated and empowered to take control of their diabetes," says William C. Biggs, MD, of Amarillo Medical Specialists, and conference co-chair.

A health fair with 40 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 speaker Nicole Johnson, 999 Miss America winner and renowned diabetes advocate. Ms. Johnson will share her personal story, living well with type 1 diabetes.

Pre-registration is recommended and financial aid is available for those who need assistance. Early registration fees are $20 per person. Registration fees include lunch, healthy snacks, all conference activities and materials. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING TCOYD. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $25. The conference is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register or get more information, call 800-998-2693 or visit http://www.tcoyd.org.

Steven V. Edelman, MD, founder and director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 15. Edelman, an internationally recognized leader in diabetes treatment, research and education, says, "It is my conviction, that health care in this country will improve when the people living with diabetes themselves are informed and empowered to take an active role in their own condition.

Contact: Michele Huie

858-755-5683 / huie@tcoyd.org


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