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Not-for-Profit Brings Diabetes Education, Motivation to Virginia Beach, October 28; Nationally Renowned Conference To Focus On Diabetes Education and Care

Not-for-Profit Brings Diabetes Education, Motivation to Virginia Beach, October 28; Nationally Renowned Conference To Focus On Diabetes Education and Care

Not-for-profit Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), 501(c)3 invites people with all types of diabetes to full day of seminars, worshops and one-on-one opportunities with leading experts in diabetes care, to the Virginia Beach Convention Center on October 28. People diabetes and their loved ones will be informed and motivated to take a more active role in their condition. This is the first TCOYD conference in Virginia, and the 76th conference nation-wide.

Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 19, 2006

Not-for-profit Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), 501(c)3 invites people with all types of diabetes to full day of seminars, worshops and one-on-one opportunities with leading experts in diabetes care, to the Virginia Beach Convention Center on October 28. People diabetes and their loved ones will be informed and motivated to take a more active role in their condition. This is the first TCOYD conference in Virginia, and the 76th conference nation-wide.

Over half a million Virginians have diabetes, a serious and lifelong condition and a leading cause of death in the state and nation-wide. In 2003, diabetes related hospitalizations in Virginia cost over 2 billions dollars. Currently about 23 million people in the United States have some form of diabetes – and these numbers are only expected to increase as the obesity epidemic continues. Virginia Beach is hosting a not-for-profit educational and motivational event to aid those with this disease in the area.

Conference Co-Director Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM and professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University, and leading diabetes health professionals from the Virginia Beach area have partnered with Taking Control of Your Diabetes, 501(c)3, (TCOYD) to present national and local diabetes experts at a day-long educational conference and health fair. TCOYD plans conferences and health fairs focused on educating, motivating and giving hope to individuals and families affected by diabetes. The event will be held on October 28 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Featuring leading experts in diabetes care, the Taking Control of Your Diabetes conference will enable individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their family members to learn practical advice and developments in treatment, and speak one-on-one with diabetes specialists, including physicians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, dieticians, educators and foot specialists.

“With the increase in obesity, more and more Virginians are being diagnosed every day with diabetes. This conference and health fair is a great way to learn as much as you possibly can in one day and in one location from a variety of diabetes experts. We want to help individuals and families living with diabetes to be educated, motivated and empowered to take control of their diabetes,” said Colberg.

The conference session topics include: nutrition; hypoglycemia issues; insulin therapies; and treatments for the effects of diabetes on the heart, nervous system, emotional health and eyes.

A health fair featuring informational exhibits will be open throughout the day. Lunch is included and will feature special guest lunch speaker Missy Foy, ultra-distance runner, and dynamic advocate for people with diabetes, encouraging them to achieve their dreams.

Founded and directed by Steven V. Edelman, MD, an endocrinologist with type 1 diabetes himself, TCOYD is a San Diego, California-based 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes, and their loved ones, to take a more active role in their condition to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. Seventy-five (75) TCOYD conferences have been held throughout the United States during the past 11 years. More than 1000 attendees and 40 pharmaceutical and health care exhibitors are expected to attend the 2006 Virginia Beach TCOYD Conference and Health Fair.

Pre-registration is recommended by phone or online. Early registration fees are $30 for one person, or $25 when two or more people register together. Registration fees include lunch, healthy snacks and all conference activities. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 and costs $35. The Conference is from 8:30 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. Financial aid is available for all who need assistance. More information is available by calling 800-998-2693.

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