“Taking Control of Your Diabetes” Health Fair In Kansas

If you live near Overland Park, Kansas, you’ll want to check out the upcoming “Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair,” taking place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Overland Park Convention Center.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) is a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Edelman, an endocrinologist with Type 1 diabetes[1], 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[2]; its recurring video series, “The Edelman Report”[3]; 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.

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The Overland Park conference[4] has both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes[5] tracks. The Type 1 program includes presentations on topics such as “Treatments for Type 1 Other Than Insulin,” “Thyroid and Other Autoimmune Disease,” and “Advanced CGM and Pumping.” The Type 2 program includes presentations on topics such as “Do You Know Your ABCs: A1C, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol,” “Lighten Up Your Plate With Chef Lewis,” and “An In-Depth Look at Type 2 Treatments, Including Insulin Options.”

The registration fee is $30 per person ($25 per person for two or more registering together) through 12 PM PST on May 24. After May 24 and onsite, the registration fee is $45 per person. To register, call (800) 998-2693 or visit www.tcoyd.org[6].

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[7] of events for 2017.

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

Endnotes:
  1. Type 1 diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/articles/diabetes-definitions/type-1-diabetes
  2. Extreme Diabetes Makeover: https://www.tcoyd.org/extreme-diabetes-makeover/extreme-diabetes-makeover-is-here.html?Item=
  3. “The Edelman Report”: https://tcoyd.org/videos/the-edelman-report.html
  4. The Overland Park conference: https://tcoyd.org/national-conferences/overland-park-ks-2017.html
  5. Type 2 diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/articles/diabetes-definitions/type-2-diabetes
  6. www.tcoyd.org: http://www.tcoyd.org
  7. click here to see the schedule: https://tcoyd.org/events/national-conferences-2017.html

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