TCOYD VIRTUAL DIABETES CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR:
Home for the Holidays

An Immersive, Informational, and International Experience Connecting Type 1s, Type 2s, and Those Who Care!

TCOYD IS COMING HOME WITH YOU FOR THE HOLIDAYS, WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD!

We’ll be spreading the holiday cheer, along with education, motivation, and empowerment through our interactive lectures, live Q&A segments, and our online support platform where you can get to know our cutting-edge exhibitors and our participants from around the world who are just like you. We have a powerhouse lineup of expert speakers who are leading candid conversations about living with diabetes, and have plenty of practical tips for managing your diabetes this holiday season.
Plus we have 30 days of additional bonus workshops, educational resources and re-watchable videos to keep you empowered through the New Year. Make sure to leave some room by the fireplace, TCOYD is coming to your home for the holidays!

WHEN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm PT: Conference Program
8:00am – 4:00pm PT: Health Fair Exhibits and Networking

WHERE

This event will be hosted on a virtual conference platform called vFairs, which is accessible through any internet browser. All registered participants will receive a link via email to join the event.

HOW MUCH

This event is complimentary.
Registration deadline is December 8th.

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THIS ISN’T JUST ANOTHER WEBINAR!

Get diabetes education like never before! We’ve created a virtual world where you can interact with experts and fellow attendees, while receiving enriching education from the comfort of your own home with compelling features including:

•  NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN entertaining and cutting-edge video presentations on CURRENT DIABETES TOPICS
•  LIVE DISCUSSION AND Q&A OPPORTUNITIES with Experienced Medical Pros and Motivational Speakers
•  ONE-ON-ONE COMMUNICATION and GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITIES provided by innovative exhibitors
•  NETWORKING LOUNGE connecting our worldwide diabetes community
•  Informational lectures and UNLIMITED ADDITIONAL TOPICS available for 30 days after the conference
•  COMPLIMENTARY registration!

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS UNFORGETTABLE AND ENLIGHTENING DAY:

EXPERT SPEAKERS & GROUNDBREAKING PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS – Have fun and be entertained while you learn about diabetes breakthroughs as our powerhouse speakers, many who live with diabetes themselves, bring the education and the excitement right to your home.
EXTENDED LIVE Q&A DISCUSSIONS – Get all of your questions answered in real-time through a live discussion panel where you can engage with the top minds in diabetes about current topics going on in the diabetes world right now.
INTERACTIVE HEALTH FAIR AND EXHIBITOR ENGAGEMENT – Explore the virtual health fair where you can not only learn more about our cutting-edge exhibitors, but also receive take-home downloadable information, engage in one-on-one communication with industry leaders and participate in interactive games.
NETWORKING ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL – All attendees are invited to check out the Networking Lounge throughout the day where you can interact & engage with attendees from all over the world on a group or individual level and make connections for life.
ON-DEMAND WORKSHOPS FOR 30 DAYS – To keep the education going after the live event, you have the unique opportunity to check out our additional workshops presented by our expert faculty to expand upon the topics you learned and beyond.

“Today BROUGHT ME JOY in the same way the in person conference always has. I’m very GRATEFUL FOR THIS. Thank You”

– TCOYD 2020 Community Member

Virtually Meet People Like YOU!

Share your own experience & learn from others!

Be Part of Something BIG

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

You Ask, We ANSWER!

Get your questions answered by experts and industry leaders during our live lecture sessions and at our exhibitor booths.

TCOYD CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

*Please note this schedule is based on Pacific Time*

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  • TYPE 1 TRACK
  • TYPE 1 TRACKON-DEMAND SESSIONS
  • TYPE 2 TRACK
  • TYPE 2 TRACKON-DEMAND SESSIONS
  • FOR EVERYONE!ON-DEMAND SESSIONS
8:00AM - 9:15AMLog in and familiarize yourselves with our state-of-the-art virtual platform, ”vFairs”. Welcome video will air as soon as you sign in.
Enjoy Health Fair Exhibits and Networking
9:15AM - 10:10AMMake Living with Diabetes a “Gift” to Yourself and Others: Words of Wisdom from Those Who Know!
*Steven Edelman, MD; *Jeremy Pettus, MD; plus some diabetes legends!
10:15AM - 11:00AMThere Has Never Been A Better Time to Have Type 1 Diabetes
*Jeremy Pettus, MD
11:00AM - 11:30AMBREAK
Venture into the exhibit hall, network lounge or watch some on-demand videos in the auditorium. Have fun but do come back to the TCOYD Auditorium for our next “LIVE” session!
11:30AM - 12:05PMYou Go High, Then Low, Eat, and Repeat: How to Get Off the Diabetes Rollercoaster
Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC
12:10PM - 12:45PMFamily Feud: Diabetes Edition with your Host Jeremy
Host: *Jeremy Pettus, MD
12:45PM - 1:15PMBREAK
Venture into the exhibit hall, network lounge or watch some on-demand videos in the auditorium. Have fun but do come back to the TCOYD Auditorium for our next “LIVE” session!
1:15PM - 1:50PMAlcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?
*Steven Edelman, MD; and *Jeremy Pettus, MD
2:00PM - 2:40PM“LIVE” Q&A with World Renowned Endos
Moderator: *Jeremy Pettus, MD
Panelists: Ian Blumer MD, FRCPC; Bruce Buckingham, MD; and Jennifer Loh, MD
2:45PM - 3:00PMDr. Jeremy on Guitar and Dr. Steve Behind the Bar… Featuring a Festive Song Sung by the Fire
*Steven Edelman, MD; and *Jeremy Pettus, MD
3:00PM - 4:00PMEnjoy Health Fair Exhibits and Networking
Multiple Daily Injections – *Irl Hirsch, MD
If having a pump stuck to your body ain’t your thing, or if you want to maintain a certain type of control over your insulin delivery and timing, learn how you can thrive on MDI from a TD1 endocrinologist who has been on MDI for years.
Think Like an Endo: Learn What Your CGM Data Is Trying to Tell You – *Steven V. Edelman, MD; and Schafer Boeder, MD
Learn from your own data to make adjustments to your insulin, diet, lifestyle, etc. You’ll be armed and ready with the right questions to focus on at your next doctors visit.
What to Do When Things Go Wrong: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade, and Spike It of Course!!! – Jeremy Pettus, MD with cameos from the TCOYD team
We’ve been thrown our share of lemons this year: COVID, quarantine, terrible face angles in zoom meetings…and this doesn’t even account for all the challenges us people with diabetes go through when our equipment fails us or we fail it. Dr. Jeremy is about to turn your lemons into lemonade by offering up some life hacks and troubleshooting scenarios to get you through 2020 and beyond!
The Effects of Exercise on Diabetes and Metabolism – *Michael Riddel, PhD
Regardless of whether you are an extreme marathoner or more of an easy breezy stroller, keeping your blood glucose sugars in range in always part of our game. Learn how to avoid lows during your workout and spiking highs post-workouts.
More Than Just Insulin: Adjunctive Therapies – *Steven V. Edelman, MD
Did you know that there are many medications that you can use in addition to insulin to help us T1Ds get better control? Some medicines even help with lowering our insulin requirements and also help with weight loss. By no means are we insinuating that any of you have to lose a few pounds, but it’s nice to know that some drugs can make us skinnier and not the other way around.
I Admit I Inhale: Inhaled and Other Newer Insulins – *Jeremy Pettus, MD
Dude…TCOYD is based out of California where it’s okay to inhale. Learn about inhaled, injectable, rapid-acting, and basal insulins. Toujeo, Tresiba, Afrezza, Fiasp, and Lyumiev may be hard to pronounce, but learn why these mouthfuls might be right for you.
8:00AM - 9:15AMLog in and familiarize yourselves with our state-of-the-art virtual platform, ”vFairs”. Welcome video will air as soon as you sign in.
Enjoy Health Fair Exhibits and Networking
9:15AM - 10:10AMMake Living with Diabetes a “Gift” to Yourself and Others: Words of Wisdom from Those Who Know!
*Steven Edelman, MD; *Jeremy Pettus, MD; plus some diabetes legends!
10:15AM - 11:00AMThere Has Never Been A Better Time to Have Type 2 Diabetes
*Steven Edelman, MD
11:00AM - 11:30AMBREAK
Venture into the exhibit hall, network lounge or watch some on-demand videos in the auditorium. Have fun but do come back to the TCOYD Auditorium for our next “LIVE” session!
11:30AM - 12:05PMHoliday Cooking that Even You Can Feast On!
Adriana Valencia, RD, CDE
12:10PM - 12:45PMFamily Feud: Diabetes Edition with your Host Jeremy
Host: *Jeremy Pettus, MD
12:45PM - 1:15PMBREAK
Venture into the exhibit hall, network lounge or watch some on-demand videos in the auditorium. Have fun but do come back to the TCOYD Auditorium for our next “LIVE” session!
1:15PM - 1:50PMFrom the Heart: Cardiovascular Wellness
Melissa Magwire, RN, MSN, CDCES
2:00PM - 2:40PM“LIVE” Q&A with World Renowned Endos
Moderator: Tricia Santos, MD
Panelists: Schafer Boeder, MD; John Buse MD; and Neelima Chu, MD
2:45PM - 3:00PMDr. Jeremy on Guitar and Dr. Steve Behind the Bar… Featuring a Festive Song Sung by the Fire
*Steven Edelman, MD; and *Jeremy Pettus, MD
3:00PM - 4:00PMEnjoy Health Fair Exhibits and Networking
Why Weight? Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for Obesity – Jennie Luna, MD
Does diabetes affect your gums and teeth? Learn from this T1D dentist how to care for your mouth with the best oral hygiene practices for people living with diabetes.
Dump the Blame and Shame! Diabetes is Not Your Fault – Megan Munoz, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES
This session challenges some of the mis-held beliefs and messaging about diabetes, giving you fresh insights and helpful ways to combat some of the stigmas associated with type 2.
Chair Dancing Fitness – Jodi Stolove
Essential exercise that is seriously fun! Pull up a chair and get your sweat on!
Continuous Glucose Monitors: A Type 2’s Weapon of Mass Instruction – Schafer Boeder, MD
Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) have come a long way in the last decade. Type 1s have been using them for the past two decades and now it’s our turn. Tired of finger pricks? Tired of too many highs or lows? Learn why CGM’s are a type 2s best friend.
Oh My Aching Joints: Musculoskeletal Issues – Heather McDonald, MD, FRCPC
Why does it hurt to lift my arm? Why do my fingers look gnarled? Frozen shoulder, trigger finger, arthritis and many other musculoskeletal issues are common for people living with diabetes. We’ve got helpful solutions to help keep your joints supple and free from pain.
The Gift of Friends that Get You: Your Diabetes Online Community – Nalani Haviland, MCMSc, PA-C
Does your diabetes ever make you feel isolated and all alone? Rest assured that you are only fingertips away from a community that understands and gets you.
Diabetes on the Cheap – *Steven Edelman, MD
What can you do if you don’t have access to the latest treatments and greatest devices? Dr. Steve will show you some tricks on how to make your insulin last, where to find useful online resources and how not to give up hope.
Telemedicine is Here to Stay: Learn How to Make It Work to Your Advantage – *Leslie Eiland, MD
How do you prepare for a virtual visit, and what are the pros and cons of virtual medicine? Not having to get out of PJ bottoms is plus, but where the heck are doctors going to place their stethoscopes?
Low Carb, Ketogenic, and Intermittent Fasting Diets: Fads or Fab? – Jennifer Troupe, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
Do any of these diets really work? Are some better for stabilizing blood sugars, helping with weight management, and are kinder on your heart? Find out the facts from fiction with evidence-based studies on diet and diabetes.
Mindfulness: Sharing the Sweetness of this Kool-Aid with the Diabetes Community – *Heather Neilson Horacek, LPC, CHWC
Learn and practice simple mindfulness skills to specifically address areas of diabetes distress, building self-compassion, resilience, and “respond vs react” wiring towards dealing with the myriad challenges of diabetes.

SPEAKERS & FACULTY

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

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

*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.

*Jeremy Pettus, MD
Type 1 Track and Professional Education Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Jeremy Pettus was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 15 years old.  Since that time he has dedicated his career to educating and treating others like himself.  He is currently an Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.  There, he focuses primarily on clinical trials to develop and test new and innovative therapies for people living with diabetes.  These include studies ranging from medications to reverse or slow the disease once it occurs, to islet cell transplantation strategies, to device studies such as artificial pancreas technology.  As somebody who has the disease himself, sees patients with type 1, and is actively working on curing/treating the disease, we are honored to have him as our Type 1 Track director.  Dr. Pettus travels across the country and the world meeting other leading physicians and scientists and brings this information directly to TCOYD conference participants.

Tricia Santos, MD
Type 2 Track Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Santos did her endocrinology training under Dr. Edelman who sparked a love for all things diabetes and always kept things both “educational & entertaining.” Now she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD where she wears many different hats. She has a special interest in caring for diabetic patients and helping them take a more active role in managing their diabetes. She directs the Diabetes & Endocrinology courses at the UCSD School of Medicine. She also teaches doctors in training and primary care physicians where she focuses on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and involving the patient in medical decision making. Her love of teaching patients, students, and doctors has been recognized by several teaching awards. Her research focuses on investigating new and advanced therapies and technology for people with diabetes.

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.

EVENT FACULTY

Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC – Endocrinologist, Charles H. Best Centre, University of Toronto

Schafer Boeder, MD – Endocrinologist, Co-Director TCOYD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, California

Bruce Buckingham, MD – Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes Division, Stanford University School of Medicine

John Buse, MD, PhD –  Endocrinologist, Chief, Division of Endocrinology; Director, Diabetes Center, UNC School of Medicine

*Leslie Eiland, MD – Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Medical Director, Endocrine Telehealth Program; Omaha, Nebraska; Living Well with T1D

*Nalani Haviland, MCMSc, PA-C – Associate Director of Diabetes Program, PA Student Clerkship Director, Apex Healthcare, Blogger, www.Diabetespa.net; Living Well with T1D

*Irl Hirsch, MD – Professor of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Living Well with T1D

Jennifer Loh, MD – Endocrinologist, Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii

Neelima Chu, MD – Endocrinologist, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist, Sharp

Jennie Luna, MD – Endocrinologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist

Melissa Magwire, RN, MSN, CDCES – Program Director, Cardiometabolic Center Alliance

Heather McDonald, MD, FRCPC – Rheumatologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Megan Munoz, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES – Inpatient and Outpatient Educator, UnityPoint; Host, Type2andYou with Meg Podcast

Heather Nielson Horacek, LPC, CHWC – Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Healthy Connections Hood River; Mindfulness

*Michael Riddel, PhD – Professor & Graduate Program Director, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Living Well with T1D

Jodi Stolove – Fitness Instructor and Creator of Chair Dancing Fitness

Jennifer Troupe, RD, CDE, BC-ADM – Registered Dietitian, Diabetes and Nutrition, PatientOne, Missoula, Montana

Adriana Valencia, RD, CDE – Dietitian, UCSD Medical School

This VIRTUAL event is COMPLIMENTARY

Registration deadline is December 8, 2020.

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