For People With Type 1 Diabetes

According to JDRF, approximately 1.6 million Americans live with T1D, including 200,000 young people under the age of 20 and 1.4 million adults. T1D is a 24/7 disease that requires round-the-clock attention involving insulin intake, eating, exercise, and monitoring blood glucose.  

 The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital is here to help. 

 In addition to offering world-class endocrinology care to assist in the management of T1D, the Allen Diabetes Center offers one of the largest diabetes education programs in Southern California. The Center’s team comprises diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, a pharmacist, and a national board certified health and wellness coach. Several of our team members live with T1D themselves, and therefore have first-hand experience with this condition.  

 The Center’s comprehensive education and support program includes: 

 Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) 

  • Blood glucose monitoring 
  • Exercise guidelines 
  • Medication management 
  • Insulin instruction and insulin pump training, if needed 
  • Prevention of complications 
  • Dining out 
  • Sick-day guidelines 
  • Carbohydrate counting 

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) 

  • Carbohydrate counting 
  • Nutrition management while traveling or dining out 
  • Special nutrition needs for those with diabetes 

Preconception and Pregnancy Counseling for T1D

Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

CHOC Pediatric Endocrinology Care


For health education classes, medical nutrition therapy, insulin instruction, or medical consultation by an endocrinologist, please have your healthcare provider completethis form. 

 The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center also offerFREE events and support for people with type 2 diabetes.