Press Release (UCSD-TV): Taking Control of Your Diabetes Starts with Education and Prevention (6/9/2010)

Newly revamped series premieres June 24 on UCSD-TV

June 9, 2010

LA JOLLA, CA — Now reaching epidemic proportions, diabetes has led to a significant increase in death and costly complications for approximately 26.2 million people nationwide. But San Diego-based diabetes expert and advocate Dr. Steven Edelman, diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 15, uses his non-profit organization and video series Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) to empower people to take an active role in their condition.

Dr. Edelman and the TCOYD team recently partnered with UCSD-TV to revamp the series with a new look and recurring segments on exercise, nutrition and children with diabetes. The first program, "Diabetes Prevention," premieres June 24 at 8pm on UCSD-TV, with new installments airing monthly through November. A series preview, blog and video archive are available at http://www.ucsd.tv/tcoyd.

The premiere episode focuses on what we can do to prevent type 2 diabetes and features interviews with UC San Diego's Dr. Robert Henry and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology's Dr. Matthias von Herrath. The program also marks the debut of TCOYD's fitness expert Larry Verity, PhD, and registered dietitian Janice Baker, RD, CDE, both distinguished professionals based in San Diego, as well as the segment "Kids with Diabetes Say the Sweetest Things," featuring children and teens sharing their insights and experiences.

"Since 1995, TCOYD has held educational conferences and health fairs across the country helping people with diabetes proactively manage their disease and inspiring them to live well," said TCOYD founder and host Dr. Steven Edelman. "Our new partnership with UCSD-TV, and its sister satellite channel UCTV, will take us to a new level as far as outreach and online presence. It's an exciting opportunity that will help even more people take control of their diabetes."

About TCOYD:
Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy and productive life, TCOYD educates and motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative and integrative continuing diabetes education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes. More information is available at www.tcoyd.org.

About UCSD-TV:
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