June 2014 Events

June 7, 2014 – TCOYD will be hosting its 155th national event in Washington, DC with an all-star cast of diabetes experts for a day that will ignite motivation, offer hope and change the life of anyone with diabetes! Join TCOYD at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Learn, laugh and live better with leading diabetes experts, get one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists and personal trainers and receive the most cutting-edge type-specific information on diabetes care and management by attending TCOYD's individualized type 1 or type 2 track.

SPACE IS LIMITED: pre-registration is recommended.

Registration fees: $20 per person ($15 per person for groups of 2 or more) on or before 12 noon PST Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Day-of event registration is $25 and begins at 7:30am at the Walter E. Washington Center. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING TCOYD.

To register or to get more information, call 800.99.TCOYD (800.998.2693) or click here!

June 10, 2014 – "Dining with Diabetes: A Program for Adults with Diabetes and their Families," is designed to teach those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes how to manage their condition. The series will be held on Tuesdays, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Building, 670 Old Harrisburg Rd. Classes in the series are scheduled for March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 and a follow-up class on June 10.

The set of six classes are offered in a social and interactive setting.

The series is offered without charge for Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries. For others, the total cost for the five classes plus the follow-up class is at a special rate of $40 for an individual or $55 for a family registration. The fee includes all educational materials, lab tests and foods served, with scholarships available.

The focus of these classes is on making the lifestyle changes that will give the biggest bang for the buck — weeding out details that confuse or are of limited benefit in diabetes control. Lifestyle change offers the chance to decrease blood sugar and insulin resistance, making the most of the body's remaining insulin production for living a healthy life.

Each participant will receive a blood test to measure recent blood sugar levels, recipes, an exercise DVD, educational materials, pedometers, stretch bands and other items. Each class offers food demonstrations, mild physical activity and class discussion.

The instructor for the course will be Rayna Cooper, a registered dietitian and educator for Penn State Extension.

Reservations for the class and fee payment (if applicable) must be completed by March 10, though class additions may be made through the second week, space available.

For information or to register for these Gettysburg classes, contact the Adams County Extension office at 717-334-6271 or register online, listed by date of first class, at http://extension.psu.edu/diabetes/events.

June 10, 2014 – The Derby Diabetes Education Club, in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association, holds monthly meetings to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. Those seeking additional information may call 203-734-5288 (evenings), 203-732-7181, or Griffin InfoSource at 203-732-7211. Registration is requested.

June 14, 2014 – Dance Out Diabetes invites you to join them for a Disco mix! The class will be held at The African American Arts & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 between Buchanan & Webster). Free parking.

Register at www.danceoutdiabetes.org or call Theresa at 1-877-765-4386. Please show up promptly at 1 pm for check-in. Wear comfortable shoes, clothes and bring water (and a snack if needed). We are a scent-free organization. Send music requests to dj@danceoutdiabetes.org.

June 21-24, 2014 - The International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society will hold their 96th annual joint meeting and expo, ICE/ENDO 2014, the world's largest endocrinolgy meeting. The event spans from June 21-24 at McCormick Place West (2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60616). Discover the latest advances in hormone research and clinical endocrinology through a cutting-edge scientific program presented by leaders in the field. 

Highlights include pre-meeting workshops, plenary sessions, "year-in" sessions, meet-the-professor sessions, oral and poster abstracts, and awards in science, leadership, teaching, and service. 

To register or to get more information, click here

June 25, 2014 – Dr. Richard Bernstein will participate in another 60-minute TeleSeminar and Webcast at 8PM EST, 7PM CST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST, designed to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and his thoughts on the latest developments in this area. Dr. Bernstein is a practicing diabetologist who has had diabetes for over 68 years. He is the author of six best selling diabetes books, including Diabetes Solution and The Diabetes Diet. Currently a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also has a private practice in Mamaroneck, New York. The teleseminar and webcast session is FREE but attendance will be limited and you must also register. You'll be able to send in your own questions for him to respond to, and also learn about the best treatments and self-care practices. Click here now to register for the next upcoming call.

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Last Modified Date: June 24, 2014

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