Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center
The 2013 Toshiba Classic marks the third year that proceeds from the tournament will benefit Hoag's Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, which provides comprehensive services for those with, or at risk for diabetes regardless of their ability to pay. Last year's Toshiba Classic raised more than $1 million for the Allen Diabetes Center, and the tournament has generated more than $15 million dollars to benefit Hoag throughout its 15 year history.
Mary and Dick Allen's personal experience with diabetes spurred their mission to educate and support others who live with diabetes. When their granddaughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of two and a half, the Allens turned to Hoag's medical leadership for guidance and training. The eye-opening experience with their granddaughter's illness inspired the Allens to become advocates within the community, actively supporting diabetes education, awareness and treatment.
The American Diabetes Association estimates that nearly 26 million Americans live with diabetes and more than 79 million Americans are at increased risk for diabetes. Recognizing that Orange County is deeply affected by what is now one of the world's fastest growing chronic diseases, the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center offers educational and support services designed specifically to meet the needs of patients with diabetes and their families through prevention, early detection, prompt care, education and support.
Innovative educational programs, including diabetes self-management, medical nutrition therapy, and insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring sensor instruction, help to improve the quality of life for patients.
Customized programs at the Allen Diabetes Center include the "Sweet Success" program tailored for women with diabetes who plan to become pregnant and those at risk for gestational diabetes. Pediatric diabetes services, a multicultural program and the Herbert Family Program for Young Adults with Type 1 diabetes are also programs unique to the center. Additionally, the Allen Diabetes Center is committed to community outreach and programs that provide care to underserved populations including seniors, children and Spanish-speaking residents.
The Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center is located at Hoag Health Center- Newport Beach, at 520 Superior Avenue, Suite 150, Newport Beach, CA, 92663.
For more information regarding services at the Center, please call 949/764-8065 or visit www.hoag.org/diabetes.