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 & Lee Iacocca Program in Type 1 Diabetes at Hoag Hospital is here to help. 

 In addition to offering world-class endocrinology care to assist in the management of T1D, the Iacocca Program in Type 1 Diabetes at Hoag’s Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center offers one of the largest diabetes education programs in Southern California. The program’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.  

 Comprehensive education and support program includes: 

 Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) 

  • Blood glucose monitoring 
  • Exercise guidelines 
  • Medication management 
  • Insulin instruction
  • Insulin pump training
  • 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 diabetes.