“Taking Control of Your Diabetes” Health Fair in Honolulu, Hawaii

If you live near Honolulu, Hawaii, you’ll want to check out the upcoming “Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair,” taking place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, 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 recurring video series, “The Edelman Report”; and its national conferences and health fairs.

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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 “Dealing With the Emotional Toll of Diabetes-Related Complications,” “For Those Considering or Just Starting a CGM and/or Pump,” and “Diabetes Tomorrow: What’s on the Horizon for Type 1s?” The Type 2 program includes presentations on topics such as “Type 2 Treatment Options,” “Creative Cooking With Sam Choy,” and “Danger and Safer Foods: The Mystery Beneath.”

The registration fee is $20 per person ($15 per person for two or more registering together) through 12 PM PST on February 1. After February 1, and onsite, the registration fee is $35 per person. To register, call (800) 998-2693 or visit www.tcoyd.org.

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 for 2017.

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