Supporting Diabetes Research, Treatment and Education
Between 20 and 40 percent of patients admitted to Scripps hospitals have diabetes. That’s why Scripps Health has launched an $8 million philanthropic campaign designed to enhance the quality of life for people coping with this chronic disease and its complications.
A unique feature of this campaign is the Diabetes Program Endowment. This enduring financial resource will ensure that the funding to transform state-of-the-art research into timely treatments will be there for generations to come. Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, the Type 1 diabetes program, and a variety of patient and community education and wellness programs will also be supported by this endowment.
A new destination for advanced diabetes care
The campaign will also establish Scripps Diabetes Care and Research Center, bringing researchers, physicians, nurses, technicians, and patient educators together in one convenient location.
Support programs for patients with diabetes
Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, medical director of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute in San Diego, discusses Scripps’ support programs for patients with diabetes and plans to make diabetes care, research and education available for generations to come.