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Letter from the Publisher

Nov 27, 2007

If you are interested in having a diabetes education program in your area, read important information from our publisher: Diabetes Day of Hope

Letter from the Publisher

I just came back from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I had an opportunity to attend the TCOYD Education program for patients and medical professionals.  There were over 800 patients and 150 medical professionals attending.  The local medical professionals also participated by presenting the classes to the patients, on monitoring, diet, physical activity, foot care, medications, etc.  They also had workshops on foot care, physical activity, and others.  It was a fantastic event.  I spent my time checking everything out and attending every class.  Dr. Steven Edelman did a great job along with his fantastic staff.  If you never attended one of these events, you must.  (See list of dates and locations at the end of this letter)

On my way home, I started to think that what if each local AADE organization was to do one of these programs once a year?  We could actually impact 25-75,000 patients every year.  So I decided to work with TCOYD to help the Chicago AADE organization pull it off and at the same time get the other 110 AADE local groups to possibly also participate in making this happen.

I picked a date of the 2nd Saturday in October to provide a 5 hour education program every year and if we do it together on the same day, we could get national publicity and get some great sponsors to help defray the cost.  I would like to call it the Diabetes Day of Hope.

If you would like to participate or are part of a local AADE group that would like to participate, please send me an email with your information and also any ideas you might have.  

I am getting excited, just thinking about it! But I need your support if this is going to happen.  Even if you are just one person who wants to get involved, let me know.
If you work for a company that sells products for patients with diabetes and want to provide support, let me know!

Email me at or call me at 847-945-7773 and lets get started planning this great event.  We have less than 325 days to make this happen.

Your Friend in Diabetes Care

Steve Freed, R.Ph., Diabetes Educator

TCOYD Conferences:
December 8, 2007
San Diego – San Diego Convention Center
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February 2, 2008
Indianapolis – Indianapolis Convention Center

March 8, 2008
Las Vegas – Riviera Casino

April 5, 2008
San Ynez – Chumash Casino

April 26, 2008
Hawaii – Hawaii Convention Center

April 27, 2008
Hawaii – Maui Beach Hotel

May 10, 2008
New Orleans – Ponchetrain Center

May 31, 2008
Albuquerque – Albuquerque Convention Center

September 20, 2008
Kalispell – Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell

October 11, 2008
Santa Rosa – Hyatt Vineyard Creek

October 25, 2008
Des Moines – Polk County Complex

November 22, 2008
San Diego – San Diego Convention Center