TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - Honolulu, HI

May 5, 2018

Cutting Edge Treatments

Cutting Edge Treatments


Expert Speakers


Interactive health Fair


Inspiring Education


Complimentary Lunch

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For Type 1s, Type 2s & Those Who Care


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


Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

How Much:

$30 per person. $25 per person when two or more are registering together.
After May 1, 2018: $45 per person
Parking: $10 at the Hawaii Convention Center

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


Mid-morning snack: apple and string cheese
Lunch: Paprika roasted chicken; tomato, arugula, and roasted eggplant quinoa; almond panna cotta with mango and fresh berries (vegetarian and gluten-free options are available – just ask your server).
Beverages: Water, iced tea and sugar-free lemonade



The most cutting-edge information
for individuals with



  • 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, dental, 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 – Tai Chair, Dancing for Exercise and Hulasize. Learn fun ways 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

Stem Cells and Diabetes: What the Future Has in Store

Make Love, Not War! Help for Type 3s (the Loved Ones of Type 1s)

CGM: The Greatest Advancement Since the Discovery of Insulin

Inhalable and Other Newer Insulins

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


Tips for Type 2s from Real World Type 2s

Hulasize – Dance Your Way to Better Health

Lighten Up Your Plate with Chef Lewis: Rainbow Salad Demo

Supporting Your Loved Ones with Type 2

We’re Loving These Diabetes Meds…Stable Blood Sugars, Weight Loss and Healthier Hearts

A Panel of Certified Diabetes Educators to Help You Rule Your Diabetes

Bite Me! Healthy, Yummy Food Choices to Sink You Teeth Into

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

Creating Healthy Habits: Positive Behavior Therapy

Happy Feet!

I always learn something new that I can take home and use. This conference gives me the encouragement that I need so I can do well with my 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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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.

*Laurie Tom, MD
Endocrinologist, Private Practice; Volunteer of the American Diabetes Association

Dr. Tom is a renowned Oahu endocrinologist who treats and cares for people living with diabetes. She has been instrumental in ensuring that TCOYD comes back year after year to host these life-changing conferences. Other than TCOYD’s home-base of San Diego, Honolulu is the only other city that TCOYD returns to annually. We can thank Dr. Tom for this!

Viola Genadio
Health Management Operations Department, HMSA; Coordinating Body Chair of the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Viola has been educating and helping the Hawaiian diabetes community since 1990. As Co-Director, Viola has been responsible for recruiting local diabetes experts. We thank Viola for creating such a wonderful community of helping hands who come together each year at TCOYD to help YOU control your diabetes.

Dennis Chun

AKA Sergeant Duke Lukela of Hawaii Five-O, is a Hawaii-born actor who has appeared on countless TV shows. His parents and grandparents lived with diabetes and he will share is personal connection to this disease.

Frank De Lima

Frank De Lima is one of Hawaii’s most popular and beloved comedians. For more than 30 years, this award-winning comic has been entertaining local residents and tourists alike with his zany parodies, outrageous sense of humor, and spontaneous creativity. Frank’s specialty is translating issues – such as current events, fads, attitudes, and people – into fresh musical parodies.


*Steven V. Edelman, MD, Endocrinologist, Founder & Director TCOYD, Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, VA Medical Center San Diego

*Jeremy Pettus, MD Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Laurie Tom, MD Endocrinologist, Private Practice; Volunteer of the American Diabetes Association, formerly serving on their National Board of Directors and Past-President of the Hawaii Leadership Board

Viola Genadio, APRN, CDE, BC-ADM Health Management Operations Department, HMSA; Coordinating Body Chair of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Hawaii Network; Member of the American Diabetes Association Hawaii Leadership Board


Aukahi Austin, PhD, Executive Director, I Ola Lahui Rural Hawai’i Behavioral Health

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

*Bo Irvine, Stand-Up Comedian, Inspirational Speaker, Risk Management Specialist

Kevin Kam, RPh, CDE, Founder & Director, inControl Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

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

Robin Miyamoto, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Departments of Native Hawaiian Health, Family Medicine and Community Health

Alan Parsa, MD, Medical Director, Diabetes Management and Education Center, Queen’s Medical Center, West Oahu

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

Alice Toguchi-Matsuo, RD, MPH, CDE, Clinical Dietitian, Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific

Craig Wargon, DPM, Podiatrist, Medical Director of Technology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Northern California


Michael Borneman, MD, Endocrinologist, Private Practice

Emily Chan, MD, Endocrinologist, Private Practice

Sophia Hazel Hox, DO, Chief of Endocrinology, VA Medical Center Honolulu

John Melish, MD, Endocrinologist, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Werner Schroffner, MD, Endocrinologist, John A Burns School of Medicine

Lisa Wong, MD, Endocrinologist, John A Burns School of Medicine


Hope Cooper-Oliver, MSN, MPH, APRN, CDE, Patient Education Coordinator, Tripler Army Medical Center

August Espinal, MSNW, RD, CDE, Dietitian, HSMA

Naomi Fukuda, MSN, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE, Program Coordinator, Diabetes Management and Education Center, Queen’s Medical Center, West Oahu

Deliah Galase, RN, BSN, CDE, Team Lead, Health Management Operations Department, HMSA

Gail Hashi, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Tripler Army Medical Center

Kourtney Inoue, RD, MS, CDE, Dietitian, Kaiser Permanente

Alyson Kusatsu, APRN, CDE, BC-ADM, Clinical Care Operations Manager, Health Management Operations, HMSA

Patricia Liang-Tong, MSCP, RD, LD, CDE, Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Waimanalo Health Center

Camlyn Masuda, PharmD, CDE, BCAP, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Lisa Morita, MPH, RD, CDE, Dietitian, HMSA

David Q Pham, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences

Nancy Lynn Olson, FNP-C, CDE, BC-ADM, Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente

Hiromi Saito, RPh, BCACP, CDE, AAHIVP, Clinical Pharmacist, Makahiki Clinic

Aileen Schroffner, RN, CDE, Registered Nurse, Community Volunteer

Jelena Skopinceva, BS, MS, Nutritionist, Medicare Provider, Hawaii Family Physicians

Anna Sliva, BSN, RN, CDE, Registered Nurse, Kaiser Permanente


Attilio Avino, DPM, Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Institute

Linda Ho, DPM, Podiatrist, Private Practice

Craig Wargon, DPM, Podiatrist, Medical Director of Technology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Northern California


Wilfred Miyasaki, DMD, Dentist, A Downtown Dental Group


Mark Tafoya, MD, Ophthalmologist, Pacific Retina Care, LLC


Theresa Alejado, MSN, RN, CDE, Diabetes Advocate, Hula Instructor,

Retired Diabetes Program Supervisor, Kaiser Permenante

May Del Rosario, Fitness Specialist, Starfitness



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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 Wednesday, April 25, 2018.