Cincinnati--The conference, "Taking Control of Your Diabetes"
is scheduled for October 12 at the Cincinnati Convention Center. The
University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, Cincinnati
Childrenıs Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and a non-profit educational
organization, also named ³Taking Control of Your Diabetes² (TCOYD) are
jointly sponsoring a patient-oriented educational conference at the
Cincinnati Convention Center.
The goal of this conference is to
educate and motivate people with diabetes and their loved ones to take
an active role in their condition, in order to live healthier and
happier lives. During the day, speakers will address topics such as
diet, exercise, psychosocial barriers to good control, legal aspects of
living with diabetes, carb counting, the glycemic index of foods,
avoiding the insulin/sugar roller coaster, recognizing hypoglycemia,
new medications and islet cell transplants as treatments for diabetes.
conference targets adolescents, parents and adults living with
diabetes. The majority of the speakers have diabetes themselves, are
nationally known for their efforts in patient education and are
seasoned speakers. The conference may provide participants with the
tools needed to face the challenges of living with diabetes daily.
Free, onsite care for children (ages 3-12) is available for
Living with diabetes themselves, many of these
speakers have a great deal of insight into how diabetes has shaped
their personal and professional lives. The morning features nationally
recognized speakers followed by a luncheon and then afternoon workshops
led by national and local experts. There will be opportunities to
discuss specific questions one on one with a diabetes healthcare
provider as well as a health fair to learn about resources available in
the Greater Cincinnati area that are important to diabetics.
Cincinnati TCOYD Conference was organized with the joint efforts of
Tammy DiMuzio, RN, MS, CDE, of Cincinnati Children's and Barbara
Ramlo-Halsted, MD, of the UC College of Medicine. DiMuzio is the
Diabetes Education Nurse Specialist at CCHMC, is a founder of the
Diabetes Educators of the Cincinnati Area (DECA) and is a member of the
American Diabetes Association Board of Directors for Greater
Cincinnati. Dr. Ramlo-Halsted is a board certified endocrinologist and
diabetes expert, the Associate Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship
Training Program and is actively involved in diabetes research through
the UC Endocrinology Clinical Trials Unit. Cost of the full day
conference is $25. To register,call 1-800-998-2693. CCHMC families may
register locally by calling Margie Schnelle, at (513) 636-6910. For
more information, call Sandy Martin, (513) 558-4444.
The following UC College of Medicine faculty will be speaking or coordinating the diabetes conference:
Laura Wexler, MD, professor of cardiology and associate dean
Michael Hanaway, MD, assistant professor and transplant surgeon
Larry Dolan, MD, professor of pediatric endocrinology at UC and CCHMC
David DıAlessio, MD, associate professor of endocrinology
Robert Cohen, MD
associate professor. Dr. Cohen is associate director of the General
Clinical Research Center and leads the Cincinnati site for the ACCORD
(Action to Control Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes) trial.
Barbara Ramlo-Halsted, MD, assistant professor of medicine, department of Internal Medicine, division of Endocrinology and Metabolism