TCOYD VIRTUAL DIABETES CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: Across the Globe

An Interactive & Educational Experience for Type 1s, Type 2s and Those Who Care from Around the World!

NOVEMBER 7, 2020

This event took place November 7th, 2020 but is accessible through December 6th. If you have not yet registered, you can still register to access all the sessions and on-demand workshops. If you have already registered, simply log in to tcoydnov20.vfairs with the email you registered with.

DIABETES IS EVERYWHERE AND NOW SO ARE WE!

Join us while we travel the globe “virtually” all the way to your living room for an enlightening day of education, live interaction with medical experts and industry leaders, and connecting with others who get it! PLUS we’ve got a fresh lineup of current topics all about educating and bringing the worldwide diabetes community together—because we’re all in this together no matter where we are in the world.
From entertaining video presentations on prevalent diabetes topics, to intriguing Q&A sessions and live chats with industry leaders, to networking with our worldwide diabetes community and meeting others just like you, we’ve taken virtual events to the next level and we’re inviting the world to see!

WHEN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2020
9:00am – 4:00pm PT: Conference Program
8:00am – 5:00pm 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.

This event took place November 7th, 2020 but is accessible through December 6th. If you have not yet registered, you can still register to access all the sessions and on-demand workshops. If you have already registered, simply log in to tcoydnov20.vfairs with the email you registered with.

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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.

“If we couldn’t be together in person, I can think of NO BETTER WAY to bring everyone together. It was a GREAT DAY OF LEARNING and once again being reminded that there are a lot of people out there THAT GET IT/ME.”

– 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
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 - 10:15AMDiabetes Across the Globe! Diabetes is Everywhere and Now So Are We!
*Steven Edelman, MD; *Jeremy Pettus, MD; Tricia Santos, MD; and Schafer Boeder, MD
10:20AM - 11:00AMFinding Your Sweet Spot: Improve Your Time in Range
*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 - 12:05PMInsulin Pumps and Hybrid Closed Loop Systems
*Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
12:10PM - 12:45PMPrevention, Early Detection, and Aggressive Treatment of Eye and Kidney Complications
*Steven Edelman, MD; Nikolas London, MD; Bethany Karl, DO
12:45PM - 1:30PMBREAK
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!
1:30PM - 2:10PMInhaled and Other Newer Insulins
*Jeremy Pettus, MD
2:15PM - 2:45PMCrystal Bowersox – Singer, Songwriter
Crystal is a singer songwriter that makes the kind of music that is both tender and tough, rough yet smooth – and always authentic and from the heart. She was a finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. She released her debut album “Farmer’s Daughter", her latest release “Courage To Be Kind” and has collaborated with legendary talents such as B.B. King, Alanis Morissette and Melissa Ethridge. Crystal is living well with diabetes and is helping to spread awareness about Lilly Diabetes’ educational initiative, Know Before the Low.
2:45PM - 3:00PMBREAK
Rest, stretch, relieve…whatever you need or venture back into the health fair or network lounge. Have fun but do come back for our next “LIVE” session.
3:00PM - 3:40PMPearls of Wisdom and LIVE Q&A from Top Medical Professionals Who Live with Type 1 Too
Moderator: *Jeremy Pettus, MD
Panelists: *Daniel DeSalvo, MD; *Leslie Eiland, MD; and *Justin Gregory, MD
3:45PM - 4:00PMDr. Jeremy on Guitar with a Sing-Along Song for Those Living with Diabetes
*Steven Edelman, MD; and *Jeremy Pettus, MD
4:00PM - 5:00PMEnjoy Health Fair Exhibits and Networking
Smile! Diabetes and Dental Health – *Kevin Fitzpatrick, DDS, MS
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.
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.
Avoiding Exercise-Related Lows – *Sheri Colberg, PhD
We exercise because we want to be healthy and avoid being high, but what happens when the healthy things we do cause lows? Learn how to watch for them and treat them before they happen.
From Driving to Sky Diving…How to Stay Safe in a World with Hypos – Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC
Learn these lifesaving tools to prevent and treat hypoglycemia. Everyone with diabetes on insulin therapy (or a medication that can cause low blood sugar) should know the signs, symptoms and treatments for hypoglycemia. New glucagon options to treat severe cases are already on the market, and more are on the way.
LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) – Schafer Boeder, MD
LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) is the most missed diagnosis in diabetes. It’s often initially diagnosed as type 2 because the loss of pancreatic beta cells is much slower than the more “traditional” form of type 1. We’ll explain the typical stages of the condition and share which tests can determine a type 1 diagnosis.
The Future is Bright: Unveiling the Newest Discoveries in Type 1 – *Aaron Kowalski, PhD
Find out what is on the horizon in diabetes research: totally closed loop artificial pancreas; cur- based autoimmune therapies; and adjunctive medicines.
Diabetes Burnout – William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Burnout is real. We’re “stuck” with diabetes 24/7, so what can we do if we just need a freaking BREAK? Repeat this mantra…YOU ARE NOT ALONE; TOGETHER WE’VE GOT THIS. Here are some tips on how to get through the rough patches.
A Mermaid’s Tale of Living with Type 1 – *Lori Schaefer
Listen to Lori’s motivational story of being a free diver and hobbyist mermaid, while living well with type 1 diabetes. Sponsored by Insulet.
Yoga: There’s So Much More to It than Just Touching Your Toes – *Evan Soroka, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
From the outside, it may look like yoga is an exercise focused on moving your body into awkward positions, but there is a reason why so many people with T1D practice yoga. It not only makes your body feel better and promotes better blood sugars, but it also helps your mind stay centered and calm. Join Evan for an accessible experience of yoga for diabetes. Give it a try a few times and see how yoga is the perfect complement to diabetes care.
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 - 10:15AMDiabetes Across the Globe! Diabetes is Everywhere and Now So Are We!
*Steven Edelman, MD; *Jeremy Pettus, MD; Tricia Santos, MD; and Schafer Boeder, MD
10:20AM - 11:00AMKeep Your Heart Pumping and Your Kidneys Kicking
James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD
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 - 12:05PMThe Emotional Side of Diabetes
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
12:10PM - 12:45PMCooking Demo with the Happy Diabetic Chef
*Chef Robert Lewis
12:45PM - 1:30PMBREAK
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!
1:30PM - 2:10PMThe Latest and Greatest in Type 2 Treatment Options
Tricia Santos, MD
2:15PM - 2:45PMCrystal Bowersox – Singer, Songwriter
Crystal is a singer songwriter that makes the kind of music that is both tender and tough, rough yet smooth – and always authentic and from the heart. She was a finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. She released her debut album “Farmer’s Daughter", her latest release “Courage To Be Kind” and has collaborated with legendary talents such as B.B. King, Alanis Morissette and Melissa Ethridge. Crystal is living well with diabetes and is helping to spread awareness about Lilly Diabetes’ educational initiative, Know Before the Low.
2:45PM - 3:00PMBREAK
Rest, stretch, relieve…whatever you need or venture back into the health fair or network lounge. Have fun but do come back for our next “LIVE” session.
3:00PM - 3:40PMLIVE Q&A with our Nation’s Top Diabetes Educators
Moderator: Tricia Santos, MD
Panelists: Lorena Drago, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES; Melissa Magwire, RN, MSN, CDCES; David Q. Pham, Pharm D, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM; Virginia Valentine, APRN-CNS, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
3:45PM - 4:00PMDr. Jeremy on Guitar with a Sing-Along Song for Those Living with Diabetes
*Steven Edelman, MD; and *Jeremy Pettus, MD
4:00PM - 5:00PMEnjoy Health Fair Exhibits and Networking
Smile! Diabetes and Dental Health – *Kevin Fitzpatrick, DDS, MS
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.
Diabetes Police and Diabetes Criminals – William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Do you have the diabetes police on your case? Someone always telling you what to do to better manage your diabetes, or more specifically what not to do? Send them to this session so they can learn to never treat you like a diabetes criminal again!
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.
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.
Diabetes in Motion…How to Get Your Move On! – *Sheri Colberg, PhD
If it’s been awhile since you’ve been movin’ and groovin’ or if you’re totally brand new to exercise, we’ll share all the amazing health benefits that come with being active and how it can enhance your mood, your energy, your sleep, and even your sex life. No experience (or exercise) required to watch!
I’ve Been Told I’m at Risk…Now What? Diabetes Prevention – Juan Pablo Frias, MD
If you’re prediabetic or at risk for developing type 2, congratulations! Wait, what?! We know that’s an unusual response, but we look at it as an opportunity to start taking better control of your health. Knowledge is power, and we’ll arm you with the information and tools you need to set yourself up for success. Learn about diabetes prevention and protection from diabetes related complications.
Why Insulin Might Be Right for You – *Steven 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.
The Hangry Woman with Food, Lifestyle and Diabetes Tech Tips – *Mila Claire Buckley
Her story in not unique, but she shares it because of the shame and stigma that people feel around living with type 2 diabetes. In a few short years she’s become a pro at creating healthy and delicious recipes, managing a wildly successful blog, and being a voice in the diabetes community so others can feel heard and supported. She shares straightforward advice on how to live a happy and fulfilling life with diabetes, and her enthusiasm is contagious.
The Fat Chick: Exercise for EveryBODY! – Jeanette DePatie
Jeanette DePatie is a plus-sized, certified fitness instructor who has helped thousands of people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities learn to love their bodies and love exercise.
Yoga: There’s So Much More to It than Just Touching Your Toes – *Evan Soroka, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
From the outside, it may look like yoga is an exercise focused on moving your body into awkward positions, but there is a reason why so many people with T1D practice yoga. It not only makes your body feel better and promotes better blood sugars, but it also helps your mind stay centered and calm. Join Evan for an accessible experience of yoga for diabetes. Give it a try a few times and see how yoga is the perfect complement to diabetes care.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EVENT FACULTY

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

*Crystal Bowersox – Singer, Songwriter, Living Well with T1D, Sponsored by Lilly Diabetes

*Mila Claire Buckley – Author, Blogger, Diabetes Advocate, Living well with T2D

Sheri Colberg, PhD – Author, consultant, researcher, exercise physiologist and professor emerita of Exercise Science, Old Dominion University, Living Well with T1D

Jeanette DePatie – Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Author, Producer, and Professional Speaker

Daniel DeSalvo, MD – Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

Lorena Drago, MS, RDN, CDN – Culturally and Ethnically Oriented Nutrition and Diabetes Expert; Author Beyond Rice and Beans: The Caribbean Guide to Eating Well with Diabetes

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

*Kevin Fitzpatrick, DDS, MS – Diplomate, American Board of General Dentistry, Cosmetic and Comprehensive Family Dentist, Living well with T1D

Juan Pablo Frias, MD – Medical Director, National Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD – Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University and Chief Medical Officer for Healing Our Village, INC in Atlanta, GA.

Justin Gregory, MD, MSCI – Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Living Well with T1D

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

Bethany Karl, DO – Nephrologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD Health

Aaron Kowalski, PhD – President and Chief Executive Officer, JDRF, Boston, Massachusetts; Living Well with T1D

Nikolas London, MD – Ophthalmology Specialist, Scripps, La Jolla

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

David Q. Pham, Pharm D, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM – Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Diabetes Pharmacist at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach

*Chef Robert Lewis – Chef, Cookbook Author, Founder, The Happy Diabetic, Living Well with T2D

*Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE  –  Integrated Diabetes Services, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania; Living Well with T1D

*Evan Soroka, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT – Certified Yoga Therapist, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Author and Educator, Founder, Soroka Yoga Therapy, Aspen, Colorado, Living Well with T1D

Virginia Valentine, APRN-CNS, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES – Clinical Nurse Specialist-Diabetes, Clinica La Esperanza

 Craig Wargon, DPM – Podiatrist, Medical Director of The Technology Group, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Rosa, California

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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.