The Latest in Diabetes Care: David T. Ahn, M.D.

Care and treatment of diabetes advances constantly – which is why Hoag is pleased to introduce David T. Ahn, M.D., to Orange County as the program director of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag.

Dr. Ahn has an exceptional passion for research and innovation which he brings to his role of providing clinical oversight to both outpatient and inpatient care.

An endocrinologist specializing in diabetes and metabolism, Dr. Ahn most recently practiced at UCLA Medical Center and is enthusiastic about the life-altering potential of medical advancements in diabetes care.

“In diabetes, harnessing technology to manage a chronic condition brings a sense of empowerment,” Dr. Ahn said. “I’ve often beaten the drum that diabetes technology has been a predictor of the future of health technology: continuous glucose monitors preceded the mainstream adoption of wearable sensors by about 10 years.”

For Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Ahn will be presenting on the latest advancements in diabetes care followed by a cooking demonstration with Hoag Executive Chef Davis Cruz on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, Conference Room 5, in Newport Beach.

In addition to naming a new program director, Hoag recently celebrated the opening of the Ginny & Peter Ueberroth Family Foundation Mother Baby Lounge at the Newport Beach facility for women taking part in oral glucose tolerance testing post-delivery.

Hoag has also expanded the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center into Irvine with a second location at Hoag Health Center Irvine – Woodbridge (4870 Barranca Parkway).

Offering clinical, educational and support services designed to meet the needs of the community, the Irvine location currently features innovative and customized programs like “Sweet Success,” a program tailored for women who have diabetes while pregnant, and a team-based weight management program that integrates personalized nutrition, exercise and behavioral change plans for people with prediabetes known as the “Healthy Lifestyle Program.”

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