“Taking Control of Your Diabetes” Health Fair in San Diego

If you’re living in the area of San Diego, California, you may be interested in the “Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair” taking place on Saturday, October 1, at the San Diego 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.

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

The San Diego conference has both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes tracks. The Type 1 program includes presentations on topics such as “Food for Thought: Low Carb, Paleo, Juicing, and More,” “Treatments for Type 1 Other Than Insulin,” and “Diabetes Tomorrow: What’s On the Horizon for Type 1s.” The Type 2 program includes presentations on topics such as “Do You Know Your ABCs? A1C, Blood Pressure & Cholesterol,” “Diabetes on the Cheap,” and “Grocery Shopping: What to Stock Up On and What to Keep Off Your Shelf.”

The registration fee is $30 per person ($25 per person for two or more registering together) through 12 PM PDT on September 28. Registrations sent through the mail must be postmarked by Friday, September 23. The onsite registration fee is $30 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.