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Diabetes Program


The Department of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension

Diabetes Program

The UCLA Diabetes Program provides both primary and consultative diabetes care to referred patients. The program also incorporates key clinical research to investigate the pathophysiology, prevention, and cure of diabetes and its complications. Adult patients with both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes are seen in the clinics and family members are considered an integral part of the care process. UCLA faculty physicians, nurses, technicians and educators provide patient care services. The Diabetes Program also works closely with other UCLA physicians skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic complications, creating a large, multidisciplinary network.

The UCLA Diabetes Program's areas of specialization include:

  • customized diabetic therapy
  • diabetes education
  • continuous infusion insulin pumps
  • distinguishing type 1 from type 2 diabetes
  • continuous glucose sensors and analysis
  • gestational diabetes and diabetes and pregnancy
  • pre- and post-organ transplantation
  • group classes

UCLA Diabetes Program Locations:

UCLA Gonda Goldschmied Diabetes Center
Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 530
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-7922 Phone
(310) 267-1899 Fax
  Santa Monica
2020 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 550
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-1050 Phone
(310) 828-2382 Fax
  Thousand Oaks
100 Moody Court, Suite 200 & 110
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 418-3500 Phone
(805) 418-3505 Fax
3445 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 542-6333 Phone
(310) 326-2236 Fax
  Westlake Village
1250 La Venta Dr, Suite 207
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 494-6920 Phone
(805) 494-6922 Fax 

Type 2 Self-Care Workshops:

A series of 8 classes to provide adult Type 2 diabetes patients (over 18 years) with the skills and knowledge to better manage their disease. Patients can attend individual classes or the entire series. Patients must be referred by a physician to attend the classes.

Type 2 Evening Classes - The Basics and Beyond offered twice a year in October and April in Santa Monica and Westwood. Call for information

A physician order is necessary to see a Diabetes Educator or attend the group classes. Click here to download a Referral Order form:

For information about the diabetes education services call 310-794-1299

Telephone Number
(310) 825-7922 Westwood
(310) 828-1050 Santa Monica
(805) 418-3500 Thousand Oaks
(310) 542-6333 Torrance
(805) 494-6920 Westlake Village
Provider Specialty
Arasu, Aarthi MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Bhat, Shalini MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; General Internal Medicine
Butler, Peter MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Cheung, Dianne MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Darwin, Christine MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Drexler, Andrew MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Geffner, David Lewis MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gofnung, Yaroslav MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Haji Ali Ahmadi, Sheila MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Han, Jennifer Young MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Martinez, Dorothy MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Smooke Praw, Stephanie MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Srikanthan, Preethi MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Tsao, John MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Body System Location
Endocrine System

Disorders and Conditions
Metabolic Problems

Diabetes Education
Evelyne Fleury-Milfort, NP, BC-ADM, CDE
Elizabeth Hunter, RN, BSN, CDE
Pamela Lee, RD
Shiri Morgan, RD, CDE
Adelene Prado, NP, CDE
Ana Valenzuela, RN, CDE

Nancy Lee, PharmD, CDE
Patty Chung, PharmD, CDE