Philanthropy enables the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center to provide the highest quality diabetes care and a full array of educational and support services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. With continued support, the Center is growing and evolving to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve.
For more information on these giving opportunities and others in support of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, please contact Camille Schwan, Major Gifts Officer, at (949) 764-7244 or Camille.Schwan@hoag.org or Lyddy Lewis, Executive Director of Major Gifts, at (949) 764-7008 or Lyddy.Lewis@hoag.org.
Eating disorders are common among the diabetes population and require a specialized skillset to appropriately treat. Philanthropy will aid in the development of the Center’s Diabetes and Disordered Eating Program, positioning the Center to recruit an expert in this area and develop a support system to provide these patients with cohesive care.
Thanks to advancements in care, people with diabetes are living longer than ever before. But the chronic nature of diabetes can lead to many other health complications, such as eye disease, that manifest with age. Philanthropy will aid the Allen Diabetes Center in building a Healthy Aging in Diabetes Program to empower individuals living with diabetes to thrive as they age. The Program will feature support groups, standard protocols for families with an aging loved one, clinical research and more.
Part of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center’s vision is to be a leader in digital therapeutics. Technology is being harnessed as a powerful tool in diabetes care via new applications, insulin management devices, automated coaching experiences, AI-driven experiences and more. Donor support will enable the Center to recruit diabetes educators to serve as champions of these tools, helping patients get the most out of technological advances and increase the Center’s research efforts around the use of technology in diabetes treatment and care.
Depression and anxiety are prevalent among the diabetes population. Philanthropic support will position the Center to build on its current supportive resources for diabetes patients experiencing mental health issues by recruiting a therapist and/or care navigator to support these patients.