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Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Indianapolis to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope for People With Diabetes
Date:5/5/2009

INDIANAPOLIS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the not-for-profit Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) will hold its critically acclaimed conference for people living with diabetes on May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center. The TCOYD conference, lunch and health fair brings 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. Three of the four co-directors for this unique program are personally living with the challenges of this disease.

TCOYD is a San Diego-based 501c3 diabetes education organization dedicated to informing and empowering people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to take an active role in their health. The organization was founded by Steven V. Edelman, MD, a diabetes specialist who practices and teaches at the VA Medical Center in San Diego, and the University of California, San Diego. This is the 106th event in the national series of conferences that the organization has presented since 1995, and the third in Indianapolis. More than 1500 people are expected to attend.

Leading specialists from across the country, many of whom have diabetes, 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 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 sleep specialists.

A health fair with 50 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, 1999 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 fee is $25 per person, before May 27. The 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register or get more information, call 800-998-2693 or visit www.tcoyd.org.

TCOYD Indianapolis Conference Co-Directors include David G. Marrero, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Paris Roach, MD, also a professor, and director of endocrinology fellowship training program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Melinda S. Kelly, RN, CDE, Program Coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study at the Indiana University School of Medicine is also co-directing this event. Kelly says, "Education is critical to overcoming this disease and this conference will arm people living with diabetes with the tools to fight back." Dr. Marrero also points out that the best way to improve your diabetes is to learn from others who both share and treat the disease: "Each time I attend a meeting like this, I learn a new approach to dealing with problems that all of us with diabetes experience."

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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