TCOYD VIRTUAL DIABETES CONFERENCE & HEALTH FAIR:

TCOYD Takes You to Paradise for a DIABETES DAYCATION!

An Educational, Enjoyable, and Easy-Going Virtual Escape
...for Type 1s, Type 2s, and Those Who Care!

MAY 1, 2021

This event took place May 1, 2021 but is accessible through May 30, 2021. If you have not yet registered, you can still register using the “Sign Up” button to access all the sessions and on-demand workshops. If you have already registered, simply log in to tcoydmay21.vfairs.com with the email you registered with.

WE’RE BRINGING THE ALOHA SPIRIT STRAIGHT INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM!

Need an escape?! We’re taking you on a virtual Diabetes Daycation! We’ve rounded up our favorite speakers from the islands and beyond to give you diabetes education that is easy to understand, enjoyable to learn, and will help make your diabetes management a breeze. From updates on the latest devices and medications, to relaxing meditation methods and positive mindfulness exercises, to mouth-watering healthy recipes and movements to keep you energized, we’re filling your cup with all the need to know info (Mai Tai not included but encouraged) so you can hang loose knowing you’re in good control. Plus we’ve got tried and true travel hacks for your next big travel adventure!
Don’t miss the chance to ask our seasoned pros about the best ways to live your life with diabetes to the fullest and then drift away with a soothing ukulele sing-along from the TCOYD team bringing all the aloha vibes. So put on your best Hawaiian shirt, your favorite lei, and any other vacay essentials and join the TCOYD Team in Paradise!
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WHEN – SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021

9:00am – 3:00pm  PT: Conference Program  |  8:00am – 4:00pm PT: Health Fair Exhibits and Networking


WHERE – VIRTUAL!

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 – COMPLIMENTARY!

This event took place May 1, 2021 but is accessible through May 30, 2021. If you have not yet registered, you can still register using the “Sign Up” button to access all the sessions and on-demand workshops. If you have already registered, simply log in to tcoydmay21.vfairs.com with the email you registered with.

**NOTE: Adding event to your calendar does not register you for the event. To register, please click “PARTICIPATE NOW” button.**

A RELAXING, RESTORATIVE, AND ENRICHING EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

EXPERT SPEAKERS & ENLIGHTENING PRESENTATIONS

Get educated and restore your motivation while you learn about tips to make managing your diabetes a breeze—presented by our powerhouse speakers (many who live with diabetes themselves) that will leave you feeling at ease and in control.

EXTENDED LIVE Q&A DISCUSSIONS

Get answers to all your questions about staying in control and staying positive on a daily basis, answered in real-time all day long by our captivating speakers with real experience.

INTERACTIVE HEALTH FAIR AND EXHIBITOR ENGAGEMENT

Explore the virtual health fair where you can learn more about our cutting-edge exhibitors, receive take-home downloadable information, engage in one-on-one communication with company reps, and participate in interactive games.

NETWORKING ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Check out our Networking Lounge where you can connect with others from around the world who totally get you. We hope you’ll come back with souvenirs, making dia-buddies for life.

ON-DEMAND WORKSHOPS FOR 30 DAYS

Who says the vacation has to end? To keep the education going after the live event, you have the unique opportunity to check out our additional workshops presenting even more awesome diabetes speakers to expand upon the topics you learned and beyond.

“Thanks for making this journey so much easier and making the issues actually FUN TO WATCH. TCOYD events keep me informed, but more importantly, ENCOURAGED that I can deal with diabetes each and every day and STAY HEALTHY for a long life.”

TCOYD CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

*Please note this schedule is based on Pacific Time*

CLICK HEADERS FOR DETAILS
  • TYPE 1 MAIN SESSIONS
  • TYPE 2 MAIN SESSIONS
  • BONUS ON-DEMAND SESSIONS
8:00AM - 9:10AMLog in and familiarize yourselves with our state-of-the-art virtual platform ”vFairs”. Welcome video will air as soon as you sign in.
Check out our Health Fair Exhibits and Networking Lounge from 8:00AM - 9:10AM.
9:10AM - 9:40AMNeed a Vacation? Escape to Paradise with TCOYD – *Steven V. Edelman, MD; *Jeremy Pettus, MD; Tricia Santos, MD; and Schafer Boeder, MD
Are you feeling a little stir crazy… sick and tired of being at home? Although you may not be ready to hop on a plane just yet, we want to uplift your mood and take you on a virtual diabetes daycation! We are bringing together our favorite speakers to give you a diabetes education that is easy breezy to understand and will ease your glucose levels into good control. So put on a Hawaiian shirt and/or lei (May 1st is Lei Day after all) and join the TCOYD team in paradise “virtually via green screen”!
9:45AM - 10:25AMMaking Diabetes a Breeze: Easy Ways to Get Your Glucose Levels in Good Control – *Jeremy Pettus, MD
Diabetes management has become so much easier than ever before. Newer and improved drugs, state-of-the-art devices, more knowledgeable doctors, and informed patients have improved the outcomes of this disease considerably. Learn about the latest and greatest in diabetes care so that you can live your life to its fullest.
10:30AM - 11:00AMHow to Take a Vacation from Your Diabetes!?! – William Polonsky, PhD, CDCES, and *Steven V.Edelman, MD
Stressed out about your diabetes? Trust us, YOU are not alone. Do you ever feel like you want to take off and leave your diabetes behind? Yep, we’ve felt that way before too. Although we can’t escape this disease, we can learn to take a break from the stress and be a little easier on ourselves
11:00AM - 11:30AMBREAK
Venture into the exhibit hall or network lounge, or watch some on-demand videos in the auditorium. Have fun but do come back to the auditorium for our next “LIVE” session.
11:30AM - 12:10PMSugar Surfing: How to Manage Type 1 Diabetes in a Modern World – *Stephen Ponder, MD
You may not be able to completely stop the waves of fluctuating blood glucose levels, but you can learn to surf! If you’re using a CGM (or interested in learning more about them) we’ll take you beyond the basics and show you how to use them to their fullest potential so you can “hang ten”!
12:15PM - 12:45PMTraveling with Diabetes – *Steven V. Edelman, MD, and *Jeremy Pettus, MD
Things will open up again…promise…and once they do, vacation time awaits you! Learn some travel tips from these type 1 jet setters before setting out on your next worldwide adventure, or even just for your next staycation.
12:45PM - 1:15PMBREAK
Venture into the exhibit hall or network lounge, or watch some on-demand videos in the auditorium. Have fun but do come back to the auditorium for our next “LIVE” session.
1:15PM - 1:45PMComplex Food Dosing for When You Go Out to Eat Again – Adriana Valencia, RD, CDCES
Learn about complex food dosing for when you go out to eat, especially when you’re traveling and might be eating more meals with carbs, fat, and dessert than normal. Let’s be prepared to keep our sugars from spiking too high when we bite into our first Hula Pie and sip our first Mai Tai of the year…hmmm actually…decade!!! Yes, you are going to want to know these tips.
2:00PM - 2:45PMChillaxin with “We Are One Doctors”! “LIVE” Q&A
Do you know we have an online platform for T1Ds working professionally in the diabetes space to connect and share ideas, it’s www.weareonediabetes.org. We’ve gathered a few of our healthcare professionals from this group here today, along with some honorary T1 doctors, to answer your questions about living with diabetes. This team of seasoned medical experts will equip you with the knowledge you need to help you live your life to its fullest, so go ahead ask away!
Moderators: *Jeremy Pettus, MD, and Schafer Boeder, MD
Panelists: Aaron Neinstein, MD; *Stephen Ponder, MD; *Nalani Hunsaker, PA-C, MCMSc, BC-ADM
2:50PM - 3:00PMAn Encore Performance: Aloha Vibes with TCOYD’s Docs and Erik on the Ukulele!
TCOYD + YOU! = FUN Get into the Aloha Spirit by listening to the ocean waves and musical vibes of TCOYD’s docs and Erik on the Ukulele. Psst…you can keep on doing the hula with us all month long as these videos will be available on-demand!!! Login to www.TCOYDMay21.vfairs.com any day or every day through May 30th. Tell your buddies with diabetes that it’s not too late for them to crash the party, just have them sign-in at www.TCOYDMay21.vfairs.com through May 30th too. Mahalo for joining us!
3:00PM - 4:00PMExtended Health Fair time and Network Lounge Opportunities
8:00AM - 9:10AMLog in and familiarize yourselves with our state-of-the-art virtual platform ”vFairs”. Welcome video will air as soon as you sign in.
Check out our Health Fair Exhibits and Networking Lounge from 8:00AM - 9:10AM.
9:10AM - 9:40AMNeed a Vacation? Escape to Paradise with TCOYD! – *Steven Edelman, MD; *Jeremy Pettus, MD; Tricia Santos, MD; and Schafer Boeder, MD
Are you feeling a little stir crazy…sick and tired of being at home? Although you may not be ready to hop on a plane just yet, we want to uplift your mood and take you on a virtual diabetes daycation! We are bringing together our favorite speakers to give you a diabetes education that is easy breezy to understand and will ease your glucose levels into good control. So put on a Hawaiian shirt and/or lei (May 1st is Lei Day after all) and join the TCOYD team in paradise “virtually via green screen”!
9:45AM - 10:25AMMaking Diabetes a Breeze: Easy Ways to Get Your Glucose Levels in Good Control – *Steven V. Edelman, MD, and Tricia Santos, MD
Diabetes management has become so much easier than ever before. Newer and improved drugs, state-of-the-art devices, more knowledgeable doctors, and better-informed patients have improved the outcomes of this disease considerably. Learn about the latest and greatest in diabetes care so that you can live your life to its fullest.
10:30AM - 11:00AMMindfulness and Meditation: A Mental Vacation! – Jeff Zlotnik
Stress? What stress? HaHa! No, it’s not just you. Everyone on planet earth has felt the stress of 2020 and 2021, so what can we do to ease some of the more negative, self- defeating, physically harming thoughts from sneaking into our minds? Meditation and mindfulness are some pretty powerful tools to help with your blood glucose levels, overall health, and mental wellbeing.
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 Auditorium for our next “LIVE” session.
11:30AM - 12:10PMCatch a Wave, Hop on a Bike, Turn up Some Tunes and Hula-Size: Finding the “Fun” in Fitness! – Schafer Boeder, MD and Theresa Alejado, MSN, RN, CDCES
Exercise is not a four-letter word, so don’t treat it like one. Have fun with it. Learn to enjoy moving your body. Your body will thank you for it and you will be rewarded with optimal health. Learn about the medical health benefits of exercising and then give it whirl and find out for yourself the joy it can bring! Hula-size the aloha way to exercise!
12:15PM - 12:45PMAloha Healthy Cooking Demo with Sam Choy
Legendary Island Chef, Restauranteur, Author, and TV personality Sam Choy knows how to cook delicious meals. Learn some tasty and healthy cooking tips and hear about his struggles and successes with his weight loss journey.
12:45PM - 1:15PMBREAK
Venture into the exhibit hall or network lounge, or watch some on-demand videos in the auditorium. Have fun but do come back to the auditorium for our next “LIVE” session.
1:15PM - 1:45PMLaughter Is the Best Medicine (Unless You Have Diabetes and Then Insulin Is Probably Better)! HaHa! – *Bo Irvine
The proof is in! Humor actually helps your health. Read about researcher David Greene’s humor study that connects lower A1cs to binge-watching your favorite funny videos. Then test out these findings for yourself by watching a stand-up routine from Hawaiian King of Comedy, Bo Irvine.
2:00PM - 2:45PMGet That Aloha Feeling - “LIVE” Q&A with Hawaii’s Top Diabetes Doctors
Moderators: *Steven Edelman, MD and Tricia Santos, MD
Panelists: Alan Parsa, MD; Jennifer Loh, MD; and Robin Miyamoto, PsyD
In the past we’ve traveled the nation hosting events in person, and one of our favorite locations has always been Hawaii. Since we love it so much, we want to bring the Aloha Spirit to all of YOU, virtually that is. Thus we’ve gathered our favorite Hawaiian diabetes experts together to answer all of your diabetes-related questions. You’ll appreciate their in-depth knowledge and easy breezy Aloha attitudes, so go ahead, ask away!
2:50PM - 3:00PMAn Encore Performance: Aloha Vibes with TCOYD’s Docs and Erik on the Ukulele!
TCOYD + YOU! = FUN Get into the Aloha Spirit by listening to the ocean waves and musical vibes of TCOYD’s docs and Erik on the Ukulele. Psst…you can keep on doing the hula with us all month long as these videos will be available on-demand!!! Login to www.TCOYDMay21.vfairs.com any day or every day through May 30th. Tell your buddies with diabetes that it’s not too late for them to crash the party, just have them sign-in at www.TCOYDMay21.vfairs.com through May 30th too. Mahalo for joining us!
3:00PM - 4:00PMExtended Health Fair time and Network Lounge Opportunities
TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 – Smile! Diabetes and Dental Health – Dana Berliner, RDH
Diabetes can affect our gums and teeth, so let’s learn from Dr. Steve’s hygienist and proclaimed tooth fairy how to be diligent in keeping good care of our pearly whites.
TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 – Loving Your Heart: Cardiovascular Preventative Care – Mark Goldfarb, MD
Heart disease is the number 1 killer for people with diabetes and for those without diabetes. Learn how to LOVE your heart so much that you take care of it as though your life depends upon it.
TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 – Chair Yoga – May Del Rosario
Chair yoga is for everybody! This quick 10 minute routine is wonderful to get your blood flowing, your joints feeling supple and your mind to rest at ease. Grab a chair and give it a try!
TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 – Make Living with Diabetes a “Gift” to Yourself and Others: Words of Wisdom from Those Who Know! – *Steven V. Edelman, MD; *Jeremy Pettus, MD; MD; plus some diabetes legends
The matriarchs and patriarchs of our TCOYD family share their words of wisdom of what has worked and hasn’t worked for them over their many years of surviving and often thriving with the disease. In addition, they take a reflective look to see if diabetes has actually helped us become who we are today in anyway.
TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 – 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.
TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 – Be Sweet to Your Feet: Foot Care and Neuropathy – Craig Wargon, DPM
Proper foot care is essential for all people, and especially those with diabetes. Learn how to care for your feet to avoid complications and treat wounds.
TYPE 1, TYPE 2 & TYPE 3 – Diabetes Etiquette: How to Take Care of Your Loved Ones with Diabetes – Robin E. S. Miyamoto, PsyD
Do you have the diabetes police on your case? Someone always telling you what to do or more specifically what not to do? Send them to this session so they learn to never treat you like a diabetes criminal again!
TYPE 1 – Traveling the Globe with Type 1 – *Jody Stanislaw, ND, CDCES
Naturopathic Doctor Jody Stanislaw visited 10 countries in 6 months just before COVID hit. On her travels when the U.S. lockdown happened, she was routed to Hawaii and has been living there for a year…with the same suitcase she packed 18 months ago! Hear her practical tips on traveling with diabetes so that you will be inspired to take flight as soon as borders open up again.
TYPE 1 – Finding Your Sweet Spot: Improve Your Time in Range – *Steve V. Edelman, MD
Time-in-Range is the percentage of time that a person spends with their blood glucose levels in target range (70 to 180mg/dl). Learn tricks from this T1D pro on how to keep your blood glucose levels in this “sweet” spot. Foods to eat, CGM tweaks, newer insulins and other creative strategies.
TYPE 1 – I Admit It, 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.
TYPE 1 – Diabetes on the Cheap – *Steve V. Edelman, MD
Diabetes medications including insulins can be incredibly expensive! However, some of the older generic diabetes medications are much less costly and if used correctly can be very effective at controlling your glucose levels. Dr. E will describe how to use some of these older medications to control your diabetes and allow you to live a long and healthy life. So, if you do not have insurance or you have high co-pays this session is for you!
TYPE 2 – Why Weight? Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for Obesity – Jennie Luna, MD
Find out the pros and cons of various obesity treatments, allowing you to make the best choice for your health. Why weight?
TYPE 2 – 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.
TYPE 2 – Why Insulin Might Be Right for Someone with Type 2 – *Steven V. Edelman, MD
As type 2 diabetes progresses, the pancreas isn’t always able to keep up with insulin demands, and some people will benefit from being on insulin. But don’t fear the needle! Insulin has come a long way in the last decade, and there are lots of user-friendly and pain-free options you can choose from that will make following your daily insulin regimen seem as natural as brushing your teeth.

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, Associate 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.

Schafer Boeder, MD
Type 2 Track Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Schafer Boeder, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist who diagnoses and treats people with a variety of endocrine conditions, with a particular focus on diabetes. His research is focused on new medications, devices, and technologies to help patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. He is active in patient education through organizations such as Taking Control of Your Diabetes, where he speaks on topics such as current and future therapies for diabetes.  Dr. Boeder was chief fellow during his endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

EVENT FACULTY

Sam Choy

Award winning chef, author, television personality and proclaimed, “Godfather of Poke”, Chef Sam Choy is a founding contributor of “Pacific Rim cuisine” offering a true taste of Hawaii!

May Del Rosario

Fitness Advocate and Business Entrepreneur; Group Fitness Instructor; Health and Nutrition Counselor; Health and Exercise Science, Physical Education, BA , Honolulu, HI

*Nalani Hunsaker, PA-C, MCMSc, BC-ADM

Associate Director of Diabetes Management, Apex Health, SoCal; Blogger www.diabetespa.net, Living Well with T1D

*Bo Irvine

Hawaiian King of Comedy, Firefighter, Inspirational Speaker, Health Foodie, Living Well with Diabetes

Jennifer Loh, MD

Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor, Hawaii Region Assistant Area Medical Director for Medical Education, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson, School of Medicine

Robin Miyamoto, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Departments of Native Hawaiian Health, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

Aaron Neinstein, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF Division of Endocrinology; Director of Clinical Informatics, UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation

Alan Parsa, MD

Endocrinologist, Medical Director, Diabetes Program Queen’s West Oahu, Hawaii

William Polonsky, PhD, CDCES

Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO, Behavioral Diabetes Institute, San Diego, California

*Stephen Ponder, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Author, Diabetes Blogger, Belton, Texas, Living Well with T1D

Adriana Valencia, RD, CDCES

Dietitian, UCSD Medical School, San Diego, CA

Jeff Zlotnik, Founder and CEO

The Meditation Initiative, leading free meditation for homeless teens, senior centers, United States military, victims of human trafficking, superior court judges, and thousands more people just like you and me.

This event took place May 1, 2021 but is accessible through May 30, 2021. If you have not yet registered, you can still register using the “Sign Up” button to access all the sessions and on-demand workshops. If you have already registered, simply log in to tcoydmay21.vfairs.com with the email you registered with.

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