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As leaders in endocrine care, our team delivers a precise diagnosis, effective treatments and compassionate support. Call 310-825-0867 to connect with an expert.

The UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Pediatric Diabetes Program is dedicated to providing your child and your family a multi-disciplinary individualized approach to treatment of your child’s diabetes. We treat children from birth through 21 years old. Our Endocrinology team works with you to manage your diabetes care outpatient and during hospitalizations at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital or Santa Monica UCLA Hospital. An integral part of your child living a fulfilling life with diabetes is balancing self-management of the diabetes with a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of associated complications through diagnostic evaluation, acute treatment, long term treatment, and follow-up care.


Other Team Members

  • Gina Serna, Administrative Assistant, Fellowship Coordinator
  • Stephanie Cortes, Administrative Assistant
  • Karishma Gounder, RN, BSN, CDE
  • Debbie Olson, RN, CDE
  • Patty Beckwith, RD, CDE, MS
  • Sabah Akmal, MSW, LCSW
  • Sylvia Villasenor, MSW, LCSW
  • Jennifer Chou, MSW
  • Rose Healy, RN, MSN, CNS, Inpatient Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • Nancy Lee, PharmD, CDE, Inpatient Diabetes Pharmacist Educator
  • Debora Nagata, RN, CDE, Inpatient Diabetes Nurse Educator

Health Library Sites

Overview of Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
Teens and Diabetes
Diet and Diabetes
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Other Resources

JDRF - Southern California Chapter (Formerly the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation)
ADA - American Diabetes Association Southern California Chapter