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PBS NewsHour Features Scripps Project Dulce Diabetes Program

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, leading the way in innovation

Members of the Scripps Dulce Diabetes Program gather in a room for a PBS NewsHour feature taping.

Project Dulce peer educator Alma Ayala leads a free class on diabetes prevention in Chula Vista.

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, leading the way in innovation

The PBS program "NewsHour" recently aired a lengthy report about ground-breaking efforts by the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute to improve diabetes care and outcomes among Hispanic patients in San Diego County.


The Project Dulce program, led by Whittier Director and Scripps Corporate Vice President Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, is widely recognized for its innovative use of care teams, peer educators and technologies such as text messaging, smartphone apps and continuous glucose monitors.


Watch the PBS report: Self-Empowerment is Sweet for Diabetes Patients in This Innovative Program

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Keith Darce
858-678-7121