TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - Anchorage, AK

February 03, 2018

Cutting Edge Treatments

Cutting Edge Treatments


Expert Speakers


Interactive health Fair


Inspiring Education


Complimentary Lunch

A life changing

For Type 1s, Type 2s & Those Who Care


Saturday, February 3, 2018
7:30am – Registration & Health Fair Open
9:00am – 5:00pm – Conference


William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

How Much:

Before January 30, 2018: $30 per person. $25 per person when two or more are registering together.
After January 30, 2018: $45 per person

Parking: Pay lots are available at various locations nearby the venue.

Registration for this conference is closed, but you can still attend! Just show up on the day of event!

Want to attend but can’t afford the registration fee? Contact our office at 800.998.2693 and ask about our Registration Assistance Program.

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  • EXPERT Speakers
  • LEADING Diabetes Doctors, Specialists & Researchers
  • Interactive & Innovative HEALTH FAIR
  • One-on-One “ASK AN EXPERT” Sit Downs
  • Delicious & Healthy LUNCH Included



Expert Speakers & Informative Presentations/Workshops – A rare opportunity to get educated by the nations leading experts in diabetes care and mangement.

Important Health Screenings – A variety of complimentary health screenings available in the TCOYD Health Fair, including foot, eye, blood pressure & more.

Ask A Specialist – Sit down with a diabetes specialist & get your questions answered. Doctors, diabetes educators, dietitians, nurses, pharmacists & more!

Exhibitor Booths – Interact & engage with state-of-the-art device companies, innovative pharmaceuticals, local support programs & healthy lifestyle options.

Fun Fitness – Learn ZUMBA! A fun way to be active without the gym!

A Delicious & Healthy Lunch – Sit and connect with other’s who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.


Tips for Type 1s: Given by Real World Type 1s

Not Your Boring Pump Talk

Treatments for Type 1 Other Than Insulin

Avoiding Meal Spikes, From What to Eat to When to Inject

CGM: The Greatest Advancement Since the Discovery of Insulin

Diabetes is About to Get Easier: The Artificial Pancreas is Almost Here!


Take the Mystery Out of Carb Counting & Label Reading

Help for Thoes Who Are Newly Diagnosed or at Risk

Why Am I So Tired? Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

“My Doctor Doesn’t Get It! My Patients Don’t Listen” Patients vs. Providers

We’re Loving These New Diabetes Medications…Stable Blood Sugars, Weight Loss & Healthier Hearts

Meter Readings: High, Low…Now What?

It was really helpful to feel part of a postive community. Everyone who attended benefitted from the conference because there was an true understanding of our challenges living with diabetes.

– Conference Participant 2017


Meet People Like YOU!

Share your own experience & learn from others!

Be Part of Something BIG

We literally fill the room with people ready to take control of their diabetes!

You Ask, We ANSWER!

Get one-one-one time with diabetes educators and specialists.

TCOYD Conference Schedule

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Early Bird Pricing until January 30: $30!

$25 per person (when two or more registering together)

$45 per person (after January 30)

Registration for this conference is closed, but you can still attend! Just show up on the day of event!


Speakers & Faculty

*extra-relatable faculty (they’re living with type 1)



*Steven V. Edelman, MD
TCOYD Founder & Director

Dr. Edelman is the founder and director of Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System of San Diego. He is also the director of the Diabetes Care Clinic at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Edelman, who has type 1 diabetes himself, has written more than 200 articles, five books, and has won numerous awards for teaching and humanitarianism. He has been chosen by the medical students at UCSD as the ‘teacher of the year’ numerous times. Among his many honors, Dr. Edelman has received the ‘Diabetes Educator Of The Year’ award by the American Diabetes Association, the ‘Distinction in Endocrinology’ award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and named ‘Top 1% of U.S. Endocrinologists’ by US News and World Report.

William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Clinical Psychologist; Founder & CEO, Behavioral Diabetes Institute

Dr. Polonsky is President and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world’s first organization totally dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, he received the American Diabetes Association’s 2014 Richard R. Rubin Award for distinguished contributions to behavioral medicine and psychology. Dr. Polonsky’s most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, and glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes.

*Chef Robert Lewis

Chef Robert Lewis graduated from the Prestigious Culinary Institute of America in 1976. In 1998 he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Thus began his motivation to create great tasting dishes that are easy to prepare. Chef Robert is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes. He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating not only for people affected with diabetes, but also for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Robert has worked with Al Roker, Ben Vereen, Richard Simmons, Ann Curry, Indy car racer Charlie Kimble, The Amazing Race Winner Nat Strand and many others! He’s also been been featured in Diabetes Health Monitor, Diabetes Health magazine, USA Today, The Radish and Diabetic Living Magazine and more. Check out the Chef’s podcast “The Happy Diabetic Kitchen” Chef Robert Lewis The Happy Diabetic Turning Ordinary Ingredients into something Extraordinary

*Sean Busby
Champion Snowboarder

Riding On Insulin founder, Sean Busby, is a professional backcountry snowboarder with type 1 diabetes who travels the world exploring remote corners of the globe on snowboarding expeditions. In 2004, while training for the 2010 Olympics, Sean endured a complicated diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Considering leaving snowboarding all together, Sean was inspired by reading stories he found through JDRF’s Children’s Congress. It was the stories of 5, 7, and 13 year olds that inspired him to keep living his dreams despite living with diabetes. He founded Riding On Insulin, which is now a nonprofit organization, to honor all the kids who inspired him to keep living and dreaming. In February 2014, Sean became the first person with T1D to backcountry snowboard all seven continents.


*Steven Edelman, MD, Director, Endocrinologist, Founder & Director, TCOYD; Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine; Director, Diabetes Care Clinic, VA Medical Center San Diego

Kena K. Desai, MD, Internist, Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Young A. Fisher, RD,  LD, CDE,  Certified Diabetes Educator, Outpatient Dietitian, Providence Pediatric Subspecialties Clinic

Patrick M. Nolan, DO, Endocrinologist, Alaska Regional Hospital

Ross Tanner, DO, FACP, Internal Medicine and Clinical Lipidology, Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska

Daniel Diamond, Panelists, Living with Type 1                    

Demetri Pardue, Panelists, Living with Type 1

Melissa Magwire, RN, CDE, Endocrine Clinic Supervisor, Shawnee Mission Endorinology and Diabetes, Kansas

Paul Raymond, MD, Sleep Specialist, Anchorage Sleep Center

Mindy Tomazevic, RN, BSN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center


Angela Manderfeld, MS, RDN, LD, CDE Zumba Instructor


Angela Manderfeld, MS, RDN, LD, CDE Dietitian, Healthy Solutions with Angela


Grant Searles, MD, FACS Gastric Bypass Surgeon, Alaska Regional Hospital

CDEs (Certified Diabetes Educators):

Amy Urbanis, RD, LD, CDE Inpatient Certified Diabetes Educator, Providence Hospital Alaska


Linda Valstuin, RN, MS Kidney Educator, Alaska Kidney Foundation


Christopher Jetter, DPM, Podiatrist, Alaska Foot and Ankle Specialists

David Randall, DPM, Podiatrist, Alaska Foot and Ankle Specialists



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Conference Participant Shares His Story

Hear from someone with diabetes explain why HE keeps coming back to TCOYD conferences.

Hear What Diabetes Experts Have to Say About TCOYD

Don’t just take our word for it – hear what the experts have to say!

Hear From a Doctor Living with Diabetes

Endocrinologist Dr. Jeremy Pettus, MD has been living with type 1 since age 15. Hear what he has to say about the TCOYD Conference & Health Fair.

Conference Registration Assistance Program:

Would you like to attend this conference but need financial assistance to cover the registration fee? Contact the TCOYD office at 800.998.2693 to learn more about our Registration Assistance Program and how we can help those in need.

Cancelation Refund Policy

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To receive a full refund, cancelations must be received no later than January 24, 2018.