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

ne 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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