For people with type 2 diabetes (t2d)

A healthy diet, regular physical activity, recommended medication, routine blood glucose monitoring, and overall education about diabetes management can together help significantly reduce your risk of complications related to t2d. The Allen Diabetes Center offers one of the largest diabetes education programs in Southern California. Our team includes dietitians and educators specializing in t1d, t2d, and gestational diabetes. We also host a variety of free educational events and psychosocial support classes for all with diabetes.

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME/DSMT)
Class topics include:
  • 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)
Education of diabetes nutrition-related topics including:
  • carbohydrate counting
  • nutrition management while traveling or dining out
  • special nutrition needs for those with diabetes.
Insulin Pump & Continuous Glucose Monitor Sensor Instruction
We provide assistance to the patient as he/she learns to use the insulin pump and/or continuous glucose monitoring sensors (CGMS).

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.