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Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital

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The 2015 Toshiba Classic will benefit the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag. Support continues to fund innovative, multilingual outreach efforts, multicultural diabetes educational programs and strategic partnerships including CHOC Children's Clinic, Herbert Family Programs for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes, SweetSuccess (Ueberroth Family Program for Women with Diabetes) and PODER and PADRE Outreach, which are community-based, family-centered programs that feature no cost diabetes and obesity prevention education, cooking and exercise classes.

Of a total of 1,571 adult patients who were seen, 1,437 were first time patients. Fifty-three percent were between the ages of 19-44, 21% were ages 45-65 and 26% were 65 or older. There were 104 who were pre-diabetic, 114 had Type 1 diabetes, 689 had Type 2 diabetes, and 662 women were pregnant or preconception with Type 1 or 2 diabetes.

According to Kris V. Iyer, MD, President, Hoag Medical Group and Executive Medical Director, Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center, "People are showing signs of diabetes at much younger ages than ever before. At the Allen Center, we are preventing diabetes in disadvantaged children who are at high risk. Five years ago they would have developed diabetes. We are preventing complications in pregnancy and more babies are being born healthy. Twenty years ago we would have told those mothers not to get pregnant. We are preventing diabetes in culturally diverse populations. Not only are we getting unprecedented results, we're caring for people who would not otherwise receive care. All of this is possible because of our donors."

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