Diabetes

Ranked one of the best by U.S. News and World Report, Scripps Health offers comprehensive diabetes care and prevention in San Diego.

Diabetes Services in San Diego at Scripps Health

Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute is Southern California’s leading diabetes center of excellence, committed to providing the best evidence-based diabetes screening, education and patient care in San Diego.


Founded in 1981, our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes through innovative programs.


We offer programs in patient self-management education, clinical research, community-based diabetes care, diabetes prevention, pragmatic retinal screenings, and professional training and education.


Our dedication to diabetes care has earned Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital recognition as San Diego’s best hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology medicine by U.S. News and World Report.

What is Diabetes?

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Currently, more than 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, and up to one-third of them do not know it. Learn more about diabetes, including the three types of diabetes: gestational diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Free Healthy Lifestyle Classes

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Join our Healthy Living program or Scripps Diabetes Prevention Program for free classes about nutrition, fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes Care Resources

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Health Professional Education

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Medical professionals working in diabetes care can learn more about Project Dulce and Scripps Health professional education opportunities.

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