Diabetes Program

The UCLA Diabetes Program is an internationally recognized team of physicians, educators and researchers offering the highest level of care to patients. We provide a team-based approach to care for patients with all forms of diabetes including type 1, type 2, gestational and MODY. Our multidisciplinary group is located throughout multiple locations in the Los Angeles area and offers a personalized diabetes plan to meet your needs using the latest and most up-to-date treatments. In addition to our clinical team, leading researchers study the underpinnings of diabetes including the loss of insulin production by beta cells within the pancreas and the cellular changes occurring in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The UCLA Diabetes Program provides both primary and consultative diabetes care to referred patients. 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
  • continuous glucose sensors and analysis
  • gestational diabetes and diabetes and pregnancy
  • pre- and post-organ transplantation
  • group classes

UCLA Endocrinology Locations

UCLA Gonda Diabetes Center in Westwood

Our Mission

  • To provide outstanding clinical care of patients with diabetes mellitus
  • To educate patients, the public and members of the healthcare profession about diabetes
  • To advance understanding of diabetes by the conduct of high quality research
  • The Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center is a multi-disciplinary state-of-the-art facility offering high quality care for patients with diabetes and any other endocrine disorder. The Gonda Diabetes Center was founded in May 2000 with a generous endowment from the Gonda family.

There is a "Diabetes in Pregnancy" clinic on site. We are also integrated with the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center and provide the latest capability in vascular imaging and care for the frequent patient with diabetes and vascular disease. We have experts from Cardiology and Nephrology to provide experience and leadership in the treatment of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and related cardiovascular and renal diseases.  We are also integrating our services with those of pediatric endocrinology, in an effort to provide translational care for adolescents with diabetes.

In addition to several physicians who are experienced in the treatment of diabetes, the Gonda Diabetes Center also has certified diabetes nurse educators and dieticians who coordinate educational sessions for patients. Physicians not within the division of Endocrinology are invited to refer patients for care.

We also have a retinal camera in the Gonda Diabetes Center to screen patients for retinal damage or diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes mellitus. Other services offered at the Gonda Diabetes Center include ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring systems.

Endocrinology Office in Santa Monica

Our team of physicians and educators at the Endocrinology office in Santa Monica are focused on delivering the best and most personalized care to patients with diabetes.  We offer a team-based approach, which includes care from physicians, nurses and nutritionists working to meet your needs.  We offer type 2 diabetes education workshops for patients that are newly diagnosed or those diagnosed for years that might benefit from a refresher.  Additionally, we focus on gestational diabetes care, which includes a personalized approach to education and medical nutrition therapy.

South Bay Endocrinology Office in Torrance

South Bay Endocrinology is a full service endocrinology clinic. We have a team based approach with an on-site certified diabetes educator, registered dietician, and board certified endocrinologists.

In addition, we provide diabetes classes, continuous glucose monitoring trials, and intensive insulin pump management to improve patient's glycemic control. Our physicians have privileges at the following South Bay Hospitals:

  • Little Company of Mary and Torrance Memorial
  • UCLA

North Valley

The UCLA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism is bringing its outstanding specialty services to the Conejo, San Fernando, and Santa Clarita Valleys.  Our experienced physicians focus on providing a comprehensive and compassionate approach to patient care and provide a wealth of knowledge on the latest recommendations and technologies. Certified diabetic educators also are available for a comprehensive, team based approach to diabetes care.

Contact Information

(310) 794-1299 Diabetes Education Services information
(310) 825-7922 Westwood office
(310) 828-1050 Santa Monica office
(818) 271-2400 Porter Ranch office
(805) 418-3500 Thousand Oaks office
(310) 542-6333 Torrance office
(805) 494-6920 Westlake Village office