Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

The program focuses on meeting the unique needs of young adults with T1D (ages 18-30s). It addresses the financial, psychological, social and physical aspects of type 1 diabetes that challenge not only the patient but also their family and support networks.

Services available: 

  • Social opportunities to meet and interact with others who have type 1 diabetes 
  • Peer support groups 


Join Our “First Friday” Events

If you’re living with T1D and are a young adult (ages 18-30s), we invite you to join our monthly social gathering that meets on the first Fridays of the month. We’ll hang out and talk about life, T1D, and life with T1D. Registration is required. To register, please email DiabetesCare@hoag.org. For more information, please call 949-764-8065 or email DiabetesCare@hoag.org.

Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center Offers Continuous Care

Hoag is proud to support young adults with Type 1 Diabetes by empowering them handle all of life’s challenges with confidence. Through the Herbert Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes, the Center is able to address the unique needs of young adults (ages 18 – 30s) with type 1 diabetes through networking, support and social events. The program utilizes the Center’s resources to provide continuous care, including a team comprised of endocrinologists, 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.


Checking In:

Eight Years Later, Herbert Program

Provides Virtual Support

Virtual Connections Leading the Way

Daniel Diaz, 30, said one blessing in disguise of the COVID-19 pandemic was that his Hoag Type 1 diabetes support group meetings went virtual. He recently moved to San Diego and was upset at the possibility of not going to First Friday gatherings. “I was so sad about it, and then the pandemic hit; I … Read More

The Magic of the Herbert Program

Creates A Unique Bond

Program for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Offers Friendship

“Meeting at a hospital reminds you that you’re sick. Instead, we meet at different restaurants and talk about our common experiences: going to college, moving out, getting married. We’re people with diabetes, we’re not diabetics.”