aka TCOYD   |   Solana Beach, CA   |
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EIN: 33-0794608


Guided by the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, TCOYD educates & motivates people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition and provides innovative & integrative continuing education to medical professionals caring for people with diabetes.

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Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Feinstein

Main address

990 Highland Drive, Suite 312

Solana Beach, CA 92075 USA

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Subject area info


Medical education

Continuing education

Health care access


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Population served info



Young adults

Older adults


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NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Despite advances in medication options and technological advances for people with diabetes, the percentage of people with diabetes achieving the desired A1c goal of less than 7% has remained unchanged over the last two decades. In the U.S. there are almost t30 million people living with diabetes, and another 80 million estimated to have pre-diabetes. The CDC estimates that $1 out of every $4 in U.S. health care costs is spent on caring for people with diabetes. If current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes sometime in their lifetime. Only a minority of people with diabetes are attaining the important metabolic goals put forth by the American Diabetes Association to prevent acute and chronic complications of diabetes. Eye, kidney, nerve, and heart disease are still occurring at very high rates, resulting in decreased quality of life, diminished productivity, increased health care costs, and high rates of morbidity and mortality.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Virtual Conferences

Our large scale bi-annual half-day virtual conferences welcome participants from around the world to come together to learn and connect. Complete with lecture auditoriums, network lounges, LIVE Q&A with Endos, entertaining songs, and a Virtual Exhibit Hall to live chat with sponsors, learn more about each product, and sign up to receive more information.

Population(s) Served

Our live-streamed programs explore diabetes-related topics including technology, weight management, heart and kidney care, type 1 research, emotional health and more. Streamed for a live audience on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube with LIVE Q&A.

Population(s) Served

Our bi-monthly episodes will take a deep dive into the day-to-day of living with diabetes. Our hosts Dr. E & Dr. P, and their special expert guests, focus on concentrated topics and share their personal experiences, ensuring complete understanding from all our listeners. Topics include endos’ top tips, the science behind diabetes, complications, surviving the holidays, pregnancy, footcare...the list goes on.

Population(s) Served

Our monthly Doses of Dr. E and Dr. P videos will provide bite-sized insights on the hottest topics in diabetes for people with prediabetes, type 1s, type 2s, loved ones and healthcare professionals. These short and sweet videos deliver important information fast and are shared across all digital channels.

Population(s) Served

Our monthly Newsletter will continue to help our viewers know about the latest news in diabetes, educational resources, lifestyle tips, healthy recipe ideas and more. Each article is written by a TCOYD-trusted diabetes expert or told from the perspective of somebody living with diabetes.

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Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people living with diabetes who have access to free diabetes education.

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

TCOYD has exponentially increased its reach by creating free online programs that can be accessed from anywhere at any time.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

For all people with diabetes and their loved ones to have full access to proper education and therapy to aid in the prevention, early detection and aggressive management of diabetes and its complications.

Throughout TCOYD’s 26-year history, data collected from conference participants has demonstrated that TCOYD’s engaging programs are effective in empowering people with diabetes to become active and motivated partners on their own health care team. As their health outcomes improve, the quality of life for themselves, their families and their community is enhanced–and the costs of caring for their diabetes and its complications decrease, which is an economic benefit to the nation.
TCOYD strives to be the number one source for diabetes information and empowerment–in the U.S. and eventually worldwide–for all people with diabetes and their loved ones. The COVID-19-inspired pivot to online programs served as a successful pilot project demonstrating that the reach of our effective programs can be dramatically expanded with targeted outreach expansion and strategic funding.
Our goals are to continually evaluate, expand and enrich programs; to broaden the reach of proven TCOYD educational and motivational tools to more people with diabetes, their loved ones and health care professionals–first in the U.S. and potentially worldwide; and to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of TCOYD at its enhanced level.
Basic areas of focus will include: 1) improving diabetes control through proper use of medications and devices, 2) positively impacting lifestyle approaches, 3) enhancing self-care knowledge on health maintenance and reducing end-stage complications (eye, kidney, and heart disease), 4) addressing the emotional and behavioral issues including improving medication adherence and persistence and 5) improving the doctor/patient relationship by addressing the barriers in knowledge and communication of healthcare professionals. The end results of the Step Initiative will not only improve the lives of people living with diabetes, but also help to reduce the health care costs relating to the costly end-stage complications.
TCOYD will create and execute a dynamic communications strategy that incorporates both proven successful tactics with new, innovative avenues. TCOYD will enhance its presence on relevant channels including state-of-the-art virtual conference platforms, engaging social media campaigns, unique podcasts, electronic newsletters, email campaigns, influencer partnerships, and more. TCOYD will collaborate with a cutting-edge digital marketing agency to amplify TCOYD’s reach and use powerful analytics to develop high-conversion campaigns to increase brand awareness, build our reputation as the leader in diabetes education, and create TCOYD members for life. Additionally, the TCOYD website will be developed into the ultimate resource hub for all diabetes information, programming, and community connections.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.96 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$207,654 $341,128 -$143,228 $464,444 $131,397
As % of expenses -5.1% 8.6% -3.5% 15.3% 4.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$278,390 $237,372 -$185,293 $392,288 $61,394
As % of expenses -6.7% 5.8% -4.5% 12.6% 2.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,861,957 $4,315,788 $3,908,786 $3,500,630 $2,832,970
Total revenue, % change over prior year -8.7% 11.8% -9.4% -10.4% -19.1%
Program services revenue 9.1% 8.2% 8.7% 3.1% 1.0%
Membership dues 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.6% 0.8% 0.2% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8.6% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 90.2% 89.4% 89.6% 87.7% 98.1%
Other revenue 0.1% 1.8% 0.8% 0.4% 0.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,069,164 $3,984,145 $4,067,634 $3,041,186 $2,701,573
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.6% -2.1% 2.1% -25.2% -11.2%
Personnel 39.5% 38.4% 38.3% 56.3% 65.6%
Professional fees 2.7% 3.1% 1.5% 4.7% 5.2%
Occupancy 2.0% 2.6% 2.6% 3.6% 4.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 55.8% 55.8% 57.6% 35.4% 25.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,139,900 $4,087,901 $4,109,699 $3,113,342 $2,771,576
One month of savings $339,097 $332,012 $338,970 $253,432 $225,131
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $80,372 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $4,559,369 $4,419,913 $4,448,669 $3,366,774 $2,996,707

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 5.2 7.4 5.4 6.5 9.9
Months of cash and investments 5.2 7.4 5.4 6.5 10.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.5 6.4 5.9 9.5 11.0
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $1,778,503 $2,449,455 $1,832,426 $1,646,892 $2,229,464
Investments $0 $0 $0 $10,975 $60,670
Receivables $156,681 $60,452 $187,438 $507,894 $185,522
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $153,029 $159,472 $171,499 $160,800 $168,736
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 75.5% 80.3% 81.9% 84.3% 86.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 27.9% 32.3% 26.0% 10.1% 13.7%
Unrestricted net assets $1,916,388 $2,153,760 $2,034,030 $2,426,318 $2,487,712
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,355 $1,355 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,355 $1,355 $10,000 $5,000 $5,000
Total net assets $1,917,743 $2,155,115 $2,044,030 $2,431,318 $2,492,712

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Feinstein

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Source: IRS Form 990


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Board of directors
as of 03/21/2023
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Board chair

Dr. Steven Edelman


Margery Perry

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Daniel Spinazolla


Steven V. Edleman

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Christine Beebe

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/27/2022

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