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Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Del Mar, has been educating and motivating diabetes communities in cities around the country about what it’s like to live with diabetes since 1995. TCOYD will host their 20th Annual Conference and Health Fair at the San Diego Convention Center on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Diabetes experts, endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists, and personal trainers will all be present to offer valuable advice, support, and encouragement for a day that, according to TCOYD, ignites motivation, offers hope, and changes the life of anyone with diabetes.

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Founder and Director of TCOYD, Steven Edelman, MD, was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 15. Told his life expectancy wouldn’t exceed twenty years, Edelman pursued a career in medicine to improve his life and the lives of others living with diabetes. He is currently living well with diabetes and has dedicated his medical career to educating and empowering others with the disease. According to Edelman, “TCOYD brings the medical world and the patient world together in order to engage in conversations that make a difference and improve lives and health at a very deep and lasting level. It’s the only program of its kind in the United States and abroad.” To register for the TCOYD conference and health fair visit www.tcoyd.org. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited.

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