Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag First in Orange County to Offer New Long-Term Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., December 17, 2018 --- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced it has become the first hospital in Orange County to offer a new state-of-the art sensor technology that monitors glucose values in adults with diabetes. Available to patients at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag, the Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System is the world’s first FDA-approved, long-term implantable glucose sensor.

The Eversense system consists of a fluorescence-based sensor inserted subcutaneously in the upper arm, a smart transmitter worn over the sensor to facilitate data communication, and a mobile app for displaying glucose values, trends and alerts.

“We are excited to offer our patients the benefits of this innovative glucose monitoring option which is designed to help reduce the challenges of living with diabetes, in turn enhancing their quality of daily living,” said David Ahn, M.D., program director of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center. “With new and innovative technology like this sensor, we can partner with our patients to help identify the best ways to meet their long-term treatment goals.”

Dr. Ahn is one of the first physicians in California authorized to implant the Eversense sensor. The device offers patients continuous glucose monitoring for up to three months, thus eliminating the need for them to self-administer the weekly or biweekly sensor insertions required by traditional CGM systems.

The Allen Diabetes Center prides itself on providing clinical, educational and support services for patients with diabetes and their families. With a focus on research and innovative diabetes technologies, Hoag is committed to making diabetes management easier, more accurate and less painful.

For more information regarding services at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, please call 949-764-8065 or visit www.hoag.org/diabetes.

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Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 425,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to eight health centers and 11 urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2018 - 2019 U.S. News & World Report, andBecker’s Healthcare named Hoag as one of the 2018 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received five times. For an unprecedented 23 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.

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