A Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference will be held tomorrow - Saturday - at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.
Registration is set for 7:30 a.m., and the conference and health fair run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The cost is $20 per person on the day of the conference. Financial aid is available for those in need. Parking is available at the convention center for $8.
The conference is organized by the nonprofit TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes).
Call 1-800-998-2693 for more information. Register online at http://tcoyd.org/national-conferences/tucson-az-2013.html
Among other things, the conference will include foot screenings and fitness classes.
The Diabetic You mobile tour will be on site with interactive activities, including healthy cooking demonstrations, and question-and-answer sessions with diabetes educators, including Dr. David G. Armstrong, a University of Arizona podiatric surgeon and researcher.
Conference organizers say that what many people don't know is that, if not managed properly, diabetes can result in serious health complications over time, such as high blood pressure, stroke, retinopathy and neuropathy.