Media Coverage: Scripps Helps Ailing Koala with Diabetes

Quincy the koala has type 1 diabetes

Quincy, the koala who has type 1 diabetes, wears a continuous glucose monitoring device.

Zoo animal care staff use an iPhone app to keep track of Quincy's glucose levels. The koala has type 1 diabetes and wears a continuous glucose monitoring device to help manage his diabetes.


Copyrighted photo taken June 15, 2018, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo

Quincy the koala has type 1 diabetes

Several news media outlets recently reported the story of Quincy, the koala at the San Diego Zoo who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.


Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, an endocrinologist and corporate vice president of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, is a member of the interdisciplinary team caring for Quincy. Dr. Tsimikas consulted on the use of a continuous glucose monitoring device that the furry marsupial now wears to help manage his diabetes.


Read the story in The San Diego Union-Tribune: Quincy the San Diego Zoo's diabetic koala, gets help from Dexcom


Read the article in Clinical Endocrinology News (free subscription required): What Do You Call a Koala Who Is Too Sweet For Its Own Good? Diabetic


Read the story in the Los Angeles Times: Koala's diabetes treatment may lend insights to helping humans


Read the story in Yahoo News: Quincy the koala gets hi-tech help for his diabetes at San Diego Zoo


Watch the story on 10 News: Diabetic San Diego Zoo koala gets help from continuous glucose monitor


Watch the story on CBS 8: Diabetic koala at San Diego Zoo receives glucose monitor


Read the story on AM 760: What the story on AM 760: Diabetic koala at San Diego Zoo receives glucose monitor


Read the story in the Times of San Diego: Koala with Diabetes at San Diego Zoo Receives Help from New Technology


Read the story in Diabetes.co.uk: Koala with diabetes is fitted with CGM device


Read the story in San Diego Patch: Diabetic Koala Gets Glucose Monitor At San Diego Zoo

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