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  • Scripps in the News

    Why Drugs Don't Help Diabetes Patients' Hearts

    TIME.com recently interviewed Dr. Daniel Einhorn, medical director at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, about a series of clinical research studies that will soon be published by The New England Journal of Medicine. The three treatment strategies were expected to prevent heart attacks among ...

    • Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
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    Scripps Whittier Golf Tournament Recognizes Leaders in Diabetes Care

    San Diego – More than 150 golfers and guests helped raise $125,000 at the 12th Annual Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute Invitational Dinner and Golf Tournament on Oct. 4 and 5, 2009. The golf outing benefited Scripps Whittier’s clinical research center and Project Dulce, a diabetes care and ...

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    Can Bypass Surgery Benefit Diabetics Who Are Not Morbidly Obese?

    Earlier this year, the news that bariatric surgery could help treat type 2 diabetes in individuals who suffer from morbid obesity (defined as those with a body mass index or BMI over 35) made headlines around the world. The American Journal of Medicine r

  • Scripps in the News

    Project Dulce Brings Diabetes Management Classes to the Community

    Peer educators are teaching essential self-management techniques to diabetes patients across San Diego County, in a program called Project Dulce. The classes at local community clinics target underserved, ethnically diverse groups, and adapt the class content to the specific cultural needs of each ...

    • Thursday, July 9th, 2009
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    March of Dimes Awards Grant to Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute to Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies

    La Jolla, Calif. —The March of Dimes, California Chapter, has awarded a grant to the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute (SWDI) to support an innovative program aimed at reducing the risk of getting diabetes among women who have had gestational diabetes d

    • Thursday, April 30th, 2009
  • Health and Wellness

    Learn the Skills to Successfully Self-Manage Diabetes

    Diabetes can often be effectively managed with diet and lifestyle changes and if needed, medication. The Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program which educates diabetes patients and their families on hea

    • Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
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    Type 2 Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Study results published in the current issue of Endocrine Practice suggest that patients with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The study – conducted at The Whittier Institute for Diabetes (La Jolla, Calif.) under the supervision of Principal ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Good News on the Horizon for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

    It’s no secret that obesity is an epidemic in America and, consequently, so is type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease, type 2 is greatly affected by obesity and lack of exercise. Accounting for over 90 percent of people with diabetes, type 2 usually occurs in ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
  • Health and Wellness

    New Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes

    What do Halle Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, Thomas Edison and B.B. King have in common besides being famous? They all have or had diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps transport glucose (blood sugar) into ...

    • Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
  • News Releases

    The Whittier Institute for Diabetes Names Executive Director

    The Whittier Institute for Diabetes has named Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, as Executive Director. A subsidiary of Scripps Health, The Whittier Institute for Diabetes is one of the nation’s leading diabetes research, patient care and education organizations based in La Jolla, ...