“Taking Control of Your Diabetes” Health Fair Coming to Honolulu

If you live near Honolulu, Hawaii, you’ll want to check out the “Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair” taking place on Saturday, April 30, at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) is a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Edelman, an endocrinologist with Type 1 diabetes, in 1995 to “educate and motivate people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition.” The group has a number of initiatives, including its online reality series Extreme Diabetes Makeover; its weekly video series, “The Edelman Report”; and its national conferences and health fairs.


The conventions feature lectures from well-known speakers, health screenings, the opportunity to speak with diabetes specialists, exhibits from diabetes-related companies and organizations, and a healthful banquet lunch.

The Honolulu conference has both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes tracks. The Type 1 program includes presentations on topics such as “True Detectives: Solving Real-Life Case Scenarios of Highs and Lows,” “Oh My Aching Joints: Musculoskeletal Issues in Diabetes,” and “Therapies and Treatments Other Than Insulin.” The Type 2 program includes presentations on topics such as “Do You Know Your ABCs? A1C, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol,” “An In-Depth Look at Type 2 Treatments, Including Insulin,” and “Fun Foot Facts and the Latest on Neuropathy.”

The registration fee is $15 per person ($10 per person for two or more registering together) through 12 PM PST on April 27. The onsite registration fee is $20 per person. To register, call (800) 998-2693 or (858) 755-5683, visit www.tcoyd.org, or send the registration form available here to Taking Control of Your Diabetes, 1110 Camino Del Mar, Suite B, Del Mar, CA 92014.

Financial aid is available for people in need. For more information, call TCOYD at (800) 998-2693.

Health fairs will be running throughout the year at various locations in the United States. To find out when a TCOYD event will be in your area, click here to see the schedule of upcoming events.

This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.