Check out the latest news on the speaker who will be presenting at the Sacramento Convention Center on March 3, 2012 when the “Taking Control of Your Diabetes” conference takes place. Check out the site, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD).
The speaker, 64-year-old Urban Miyares, is blind, living with Type 1 diabetes, and is a Vietnam War Veteran. Urban was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 19, while he was a soldier in the Vietnam War.
Urban strongly believes that “diabetes saved his life.” Why? While in Vietnam, he had a diabetic episode and woke up in a hospital two days later only to find out his entire platoon had been wiped out.
Urban says that he was the first blinded Veteran to use an Insulin Pump, which he successfully uses to manage his diabetes to this day. In addition, Urban has been recognized as the world’s fastest total blind skier and also has a passion for sailing.
In 2003 and 2005 he completed a race from San Diego, CA to Hawaii with four others and is co-founder and director of “Challenge America”, a program that uses adaptive sailing as a therapeutic, rehabilitation activity.
Urban is also a nationally recognized businessman and President of the Disabled Businesspersons Association. Also see the sites, TCOYD is heading to Sacramento on March 3 Living with diabetes just got better, and the site, Register for the Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair Today. Also check out the site, The Making the Connection CME Sacramento program is SOLD OUT. Still want CME/CEU credit?
See the site, Register for 38th Annual UC Davis Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium.
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For further information, see, The Winter Newsletter is now available online. Read More. Also, check out the site, Jim Turner asks people living with diabetes what’s the most insensitive thing someone without diabetes had said to them.