Froedtert and Medical College co-host national diabetes conference

Froedtert Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin, in conjunction with national not-for-profit group Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), will host the National Diabetes conference on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Midwest Airlines Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 1,500 people living with diabetes are expected to attend.

“When the TCOYD program was first held here in 2007, it inspired so many of my patients to stay on top of the daily challenges of diabetes, to ask questions and stay active in their health care,” said Dr. Paul Knudson, conference co-director and director of the Froedtert & The Medical College Diabetes Care Center. “Education and empowerment are critical to overcoming this disease, and this conference arms the diabetes patient with the tools to fight back, and maintain the momentum of good care.”

The conference includes lunch, a health fair and motivational programs led by national and local experts in diabetes care, including Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin physicians.

Phil Southerland, a professional cyclist and founder of Team Type 1, the recent winning team of the 2009 Race Across America, will share his personal story of living and competing with type 1 diabetes.

The cost for the conference is $25 per person before September 16. The registration fee includes lunch, healthy snacks, and all conference activities and materials. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $30. To register or request information about financial assistance, call 800-998-2693 or visit www.tcoyd.org.

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