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<p>&#8220;Taking Control of Your Diabetes,&#8221; a one-day conference for people with all types of diabetes and their families, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Indianapolis Convention Center.</p>

Diabetes Conference Designed to Enlighten, Encourage Patients and Families

Program co-directors from the Indiana University School of Medicine Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism are David Marrero, Ph.D., the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine, Paris Roach, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and certified diabetes educator Melinda S. Kelly, R.N., who is the program coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, will speak. Speakers also will include diabetes specialists from IU School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, and others from the Indianapolis community.

They will be joined by Steven V. Edelman, M.D., founder and director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and luncheon speaker Urban Miyares, who founded Disabled Businesspersons Associated, a national volunteer-based charity assisting in rehabilitation and education of people with disabilities.

Workshop topics include “Home Glucose Monitoring: Knowing Your Numbers and What to Do with Them,” “The Truths and Myths About insulin Use and Type 2 Diabetes,” “Raising Kids with Diabetes,” and “What’s Driving You Crazy About Your Caregivers and Living with Diabetes.”

Health fair exhibits will be open from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is recommended and financial aid is available. Registration is available online at and the cost is $25 for one person or $20 per person for two or more. Onsite registration, available the day of the conference, begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $30. Registration is also available by calling 800-998-2693.