Navigation Links
Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Hawaii to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope for People with Diabetes
Date:3/11/2009

HONOLULU, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conference and health fair will be held April 4, 2009 at the Hawaii 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.

Leading specialists will discuss practical advice and developments in the treatment of diabetes, the complications of the disease, psychological barriers to controlling diabetes, prevention, nutritional issues and much more. Health professionals from the University of Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii Medical Center, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, American Diabetes Association and Hawaii Association of Diabetes Educators have partnered with TCOYD to present the 10th Annual Taking Control of Your Diabetes event.

TCOYD participants can hear lectures, participate in screenings, and speak one-on-one with diabetes specialists including physicians, pharmacists, dieticians, certified diabetes educators and podiatrists.

A health fair with 35 informational exhibits from national and local diabetes-related companies and organizations will be open throughout the day. A banquet lunch is included and will feature special guest speaker Billy Mills Wilkins, 10,000 meter Olympic gold medalist of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, who will share his inspiring story of living well with diabetes.

"With strong genetic and lifestyle influences, diabetes affects more and more locals. 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. TCOYD educates, motivates and empowers individuals and families living with diabetes to take control of their diabetes," said Honolulu-based endocrinologist and conference co-director Laurie Tom, MD.

Pre-registration is recommended and financial aid is available for those who need assistance. Early registration fees are $25 per person, before March 31. Registration fee includes lunch, healthy snacks, and all conference activities and materials. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING TCOYD. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $30. 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, or www.HawaiiDiabetes.org.

There will also be a half-day conference on Sunday, April 5 in Hilo, at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The registration fee for the Big Island TCOYD conference is $15, and includes a buffet lunch. More information is available by calling 800-998-2693 or visiting www.tcoyd.org.

TCOYD founder and director Steven Edelman, MD, an internationally recognized leader in diabetes treatment, research and education, 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 California-based 501c3 diabetes education organization. This is the 102nd in the national series of conferences that the not-for-profit has presented since 1995. More than 500 participants are expected at this one-of-a-kind event.

    Contact: Michele Huie
    858-755-5683 or huie@tcoyd.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Taking Control of Your Diabetes
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Taking the Stress Out of Funeral Planning, FuneralDecisions.com Offers Consumers an Innovative Approach
2. Prescription Copay Assistance for Patients taking Gleevec or Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Ph+ CML)
3. Taking Action Together Aims to Increase Screenings and Offer Education to People with Diabetes Living in the Inland Empire
4. Following peanut product recall, six in ten Americans taking steps to reduce risk of sickness
5. Taking Care of the Caregiver
6. Taking Statins Faithfully Lengthens Life
7. CVS/pharmacy Taking Health to Heart in February
8. Many Kids Dont Need the Vitamins Theyre Taking
9. Aegis Living Focuses On Taking Care of Their Own in 2009
10. Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Heads to Augusta to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope - February 28, 2009
11. Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Amarillo to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... 12th International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two ... Announcement of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners ... extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at ... responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has ... of the current process. Many of them do not even ... technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ... it at such a high cost that the majority of ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Capricor ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, ... that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne ... exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects ... third quarter of 2016, and to report top ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Ill. and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment ... Astellas Farma Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... General Manager of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: