For People With Type 1 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 1.9 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, including about 244,000 children and adolescents. 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 

T1D Support Group: Join others living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to support, learn from, and encourage each other throughout the seasons of life. Registration is required; please click here to register.

Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Preconception and Pregnancy Counseling for T1D

CHOC Pediatric Endocrinology Care


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

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