The Allen Diabetes Center provides comprehensive services for both adults
and children with diabetes and offers clinical, educational and support
services designed to meet the needs of patients with diabetes and their
families in an outpatient setting. Specialty programs include:
- diabetes-specific medical nutrition therapy
- diabetes self-management education accredited by the American Diabetes
- Herbert Family Program for young adults with type 1 diabetes
- "Sweet Success" for pregnant women with diabetes
Herbert Family Program focuses on meeting the unique needs of young adults with type 1 diabetes
(age 18-30) and addresses the financial, psychological, social and physical
changes that challenge not only the young adult but also their family
and support system.
The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center has one of the largest
diabetes education programs in Orange County, offering dietitians and educators certified in diabetes,
nutrition, and major continuous glucose monitoring sensors (CGMS) and
major insulin pumps.
CHOC Children’s (CHOC) in collaboration with the Allen Diabetes Center offers
pediatric endocrinology care, education and support services for children with diabetes and their families.
The Allen Diabetes Center provides
services for women with diabetes throughout their lives. Special diabetes-related health
concerns are addressed by this program with services targeted to adolescents,
women who are planning pregnancies, pregnant women and women in later life.