For People with Type 2 Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, over 34 million people in the United States — one out of every 10 people — have diabetes. Another 88 million people – nearly one out of three adults – have prediabetes, and nine out of 10 of them aren’t even aware of it.
Now comes the good news. By adopting healthful eating habits and making moderate exercise a habit, along with recommended medications, routine blood glucose monitoring and diabetes education, children and adults with diabetes can take control of their diabetes or pre-diabetes.
The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital is here to help.
The Allen Diabetes Center offers one of the largest diabetes education programs in Southern California. The Center’s team comprises diabetes care and education specialists, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and endocrinologists.
The Center’s comprehensive education program includes:
Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES)
- Blood glucose monitoring
Insulin instruction and insulin pump training, if needed
Prevention of complications
- Carbohydrate counting
- Nutrition management while traveling or dining out
- Special nutrition needs for those with diabetes
- Ongoing support from a health coach, registered dietitian, and clinical social worker
- Education sessions focused on maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle
- Monthly group meetings
- Flexible appointment times to accommodate your schedule
- Nutrition and fitness recommendations based on CDC Diabetes Prevention Program guidelines
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 offer FREE events and support for people with type 2 diabetes.