The diabetics and their families have to be given encouragement for what they are doing to keep healthy. They are able to do this in conferences like the one held at the Indianapolis Convention Center. "Taking Control of Your Diabetes" was the title of that conference and it is designed to inform and support the diabetics and their families.
David Marrero, PhD, Paris Roach, M.D. and Melinda S. Kelly, R.N. who is a diabetes educator are the co-directors of this program. They are from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the School of Medicine at Indiana University.
Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study program coordinator, Melinda Kelly, spoke on diabetes issues. Other speakers included specialists on diabetes from the School of Medicine at Indiana University as well as from the Diabetes Research and Training Center at the University of Michigan. There were also other speakers from the community.
Director and founder of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Steven V. Edelman, M.D. was at the conference. He is also School of Medicine professor at the University of California in San Diego. The founder of the Disabled Business Persons Associated (helps with the education and rehabilitation of disabled people), Urban Miyares was the luncheon speaker.
There were important topics during this conference. Among them were: The Truths and Myths About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes, What's Driving You Crazy About Your Caregivers and Living with Diabetes, Raising Kids With Diabetes and Home Glucose Monitoring: Knowing Your Numbers and What to Do with Them.