Support Scripps Diabetes Care
A decade ago, almost 10 million Americans lived with diabetes. By 2018, that number has nearly tripled and continues to rise. In San Diego alone, 27,000 people seek help for their diabetes at Scripps. Scripps diabetes care and endocrinology is ranked No. 31 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in San Diego, 2019-2020.
And Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute manages one of the largest American Diabetes Association-recognized education programs in the country. Founded in 1982 through the generosity of N. Paul Whittier and the leadership of Willard VanderLaan, MD, it provides screening, patient care and support services and is home to Project Dulce, an award-winning diabetes care and education program that addresses the specific needs of culturally diverse populations.
Join the Fight Against Diabetes
Many families are touched by diabetes. To ensure that the best care is available to the increasing numbers of diabetes patients, the foundation has established an important fundraising initiative.
Your donation will help fund the innovative Scripps Diabetes Care and Research Center in the John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, the newest Scripps Clinic facility, on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The center brings together research, treatment and patient education services, making it the most comprehensive center of its kind in the region and includes:
- Type 1 diabetes program
- Diabetes prevention and wellness program
- Diabetes Clinical Research Center
- Certified diabetes educators and nurses
- Onsite retinal screening program
- Behavioral health services
A unique feature of the campaign is the Diabetes Program Endowment. This long-term investment will ensure financial support for the institute’s programs for generations to come.
Help Us Combat the Diabetes Epidemic
Whether your goal is to help teens cope with the health, emotional and social challenges imposed by Type 1 diabetes or to establish a family legacy, your support is appreciated.