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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

7/25/2018 by Scott Johnson

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Heads up! You don't want to miss these awesome Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) events coming to San Diego & Nashville! They are informative, inspiring, empowering, and FUN! Get more details below. Not familiar with TCOYD? We can help with that!

Upcoming TCOYD Events

  • ONE: The Ultimate Conference & Retreat for Adults with Type 1 - August 17 - 19, 2018 - San Diego, CA
  • TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - September 8, 2018 - Nashville, TN
  • TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - November 17, 2018 - San Diego, CA

And many more! Check their full event schedule and be sure to tune in to their blog for more great articles and information.

My introduction to TCOYD

I got hooked on TCOYD events loooooong ago in Minneapolis. A few years later, I even drove four hours (one-way) to join them in Des Moines, IA. Sarah from our support team attended their Conference & Health Fair last year in Raliegh, NC. She had a great time too and wrote about it here. Long story short, we love their stuff and highly encourage you to attend anytime you can. Our U.S. mySugr office is near TCOYD headquarters, and we're excited to be doing a lot of fun work together. I thought you might like to learn more about where TCOYD started, especially if you don't know them very well. So I asked for some background info, and am happy to share their story with you here.

Where did the TCOYD story start?

Since 1995, Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) has been transforming the way people live with diabetes by encouraging them to take a more active roll in their condition through education, motivation, empowerment and believe it or not… humor! The humble beginning of TCOYD started out as a desire for more. Founder and Director Steven Edelman, MD, a type 1 himself, wanted better care than what was currently offered to the diabetes community he belongs to. He also wanted a new and better way of understanding what stood in front of those with diabetes. This was the initial seed of TCOYD. What grew next was made possible by joining forces with Sandra Bourdette. Sandy, Co-Founder, creative visionary, and the organization’s first Executive Director, played a large role in bringing their shared vision to life. In 1995, TCOYD hosted their first ever conference at the San Diego Convention Center to inspire those with diabetes to take control of their condition and live the best life they can. This event set a new standard – TCOYD did things differently by bringing the most important information about diabetes care and management straight to the people with diabetes. Today, TCOYD has grown to become the national leader in providing world-class diabetes education both to people with diabetes and healthcare providers. At the close of 2017, TCOYD has hosted a total of 436 programs and events. They continue to provide a cutting-edge continuing medical education program which provides the most up-to-date care and management strategies from world-class key opinion leaders to healthcare professionals.

For over two decades, TCYD has been the name in the diabetes community when it comes to in-person events to motivate, educate and inspire. In 2017, the TCOYD brand expanded adding a digital platform to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in the diabetes world. This evolution created a one-of-a-kind experience that combines live in-person events with a one-stop resource center focused on digital relationships and information. From the very beginning, Founder Dr. Steven Edelman has made sure to keep it light and entertaining to make a difficult subject palatable. His humor has always defined the TCOYD experience and this is showcased in every interaction with the organization. TCOYD continues to fully embrace what has always set it apart…humor. The TCOYD mission, experience, and way of life gives every person affected with diabetes the freedom to have fun, TAKE CONTROL and be YOU!

What can you expect at a TCOYD Conference & Health Fair?

And to demonstrate their wonderful sense of humor, check this one out.

Subscribe to their YouTube channel for more fun educational videos!

Upcoming TCOYD Events (again)

Yes! I'm repeating this information again because I really want you to go and enjoy one of them.

  • ONE: The Ultimate Conference & Retreat for Adults with Type 1 - August 17 - 19, 2018 - San Diego, CA
  • TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - September 8, 2018 - Nashville, TN
  • TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - November 17, 2018 - San Diego, CA

And many more! Check their full event schedule and be sure to tune in to their blog for more great articles and information.

Scott Johnson

Almost famous for being a Diet Coke fanatic, Scott is the Patient Success Manager, North America for mySugr and has lived well with diabetes for over forty years. He's an active pioneer in the diabetes social media space and along with his work at mySugr, he manages his award-winning blog, scottsdiabetes.com when time allows.

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