For people with type 2 diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million people in the United States -- one out of every 11 people -- have diabetes. Another 86 million people – more than 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 educators, nurses, dietitians, a pharmacist, and a clinical social worker.

The Center’s comprehensive education program includes:

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME/DSMT)
  • 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
  • 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
We also host a variety of free educational events and psychosocial support classes for all with diabetes.

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.