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One-Day Education Event Highlights Latest Approaches to Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Chevy Chase, MD ––The Hormone Health Network and Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) are teaming up to provide a unique, one-day learning experience for people living with type 2 diabetes. This motivational health education event will present the latest approaches to living your best life with diabetes.

The event will feature presentations from Steven Edelman, MD, Endocrinologist the founder of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, new treatment options including insulin, resources for patients from The Endocrine Society, a cooking demonstration with “The Happy Diabetic,” Chef Robert Lewis, as well as a psychologist discussing the emotional challenges associated with diabetes.

The Living Your Best Life Diabetes Conference will be held in conjunction with The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. ENDO 2013: The 95th Annual Meeting & Expo, taking place in San Francisco June 15-18 is expected to draw more than 8,000 clinicians and scientists from around the world and will focus attention on diabetes and other hormone disorders. The Endocrine Society’s Hormone Health Network provides patients with free educational resources on hormones and health, diseases and treatment.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes, a San Diego based not-for-profit organization has been educating and motivating diabetes communities in cities around the country since 1995.  TCOYD's national conferences assemble an all-star cast of diabetes experts for a day that ignites motivation, offers hope and changes the life of anyone with diabetes for the better.

“With an estimated 26 million Americans living with diabetes, and thousands in California alone, the Hormone Health Network is committed to helping patients with diabetes live the best life possible,” said Bradley Anawalt, MD, an endocrinologist at the University of Washington and chair of the Hormone Health Network. “By collaborating with TCOYD, we hope to not only inform patients about some of the latest approaches in diabetes care but also inspire them that better diabetes management is within their grasp.”

“Patients with diabetes are searching for information, motivation and encouragement as they manage this difficult disease day-in and day-out,” said Steven Edelman, MD, an endocrinologist who is the founder and director of TCOYD. “”TCOYD is very pleased to join with the Hormone Health Network to provide patients with the support they need, and education they must have to successfully control their diabetes. ”

Saturday, June 15, 2013
8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental Ballroom
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Online registration is $10, $8 per person for groups of two or more registering together.  On-site registration is $15. Online registration is available at: www.hormone.org/Public/livingdiabetes.cfm.

Financial aid is available for those in need. Ask your caregiver or call TCOYD at 800-998-2693 for more information.

Established by The Endocrine Society in 2004, the Hormone Health Network is the leading national patient education resource on hormones and health, disease and treatment. Their mission is to provide free, accurate information developed by experts in the field that helps patients and their health care providers have truly informed discussions. For more information about HHN, visit www.hormone.org.

Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy and productive life, TCOYD educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes. For more information about TCOYD, visit www.tcoyd.org.

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Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.  Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 16,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endo-society.org. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/EndoMedia.