November 1, 2022

Take Control of Your Diabetes During National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Guest Blogger Lynne Scharf, Content Coordinator, Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Over 30 million Americans are currently living with diabetes, and another 1.5 million are diagnosed every year. Many people living with diabetes don’t even know they have the condition. A few telltale signs and symptoms to look out for include frequent urination, increased thirst, fatigue, and blurred vision. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to consult with your doctor.

A diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but there are lots of resources available that can help with successful diabetes management. At Taking Control Of Your Diabetes, a not-for-profit organization based in San Diego, we provide free diabetes education and support to people living with diabetes around the world.

Founded by an endocrinologist with Type 1 diabetes, TCOYD’s mission is to take the fear out of diabetes, and let everyone with diabetes know they can live a long, healthy and happy life. We make a point to integrate humor into everything they do, keeping things light and entertaining in order to make a difficult subject easier to learn and absorb.

TCOYD offers free online events, educational videos, live Q&As with medical professionals, podcasts, monthly digital newsletters, Facebook support groups, and social media channels connecting the diabetes community. We also have a brand new access page offering an extensive list of resources that can help people find assistance with everything from affording medications to finding a therapist.

One of the most impactful things about TCOYD is the prevailing message of support, understanding and optimism that leaves people feeling excited to put what they learn into practice. Our next free virtual conference is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. For more information, please visit


Editor’s note: Allsup helps individuals living with diabetes apply for SSDI and return to work.