Patient Guide

Being diagnosed with diabetes requires absorbing a lot of information while one may still be in a state of shock. This section is designed to help patients and families better understand the condition and how to manage their diabetes so that they can make more informed decisions and participate fully in their health and well-being. There are tips on how to cope with the diagnosis and to help others around you cope as well. You'll find out how to reach local and national groups that can provide needed support, and in our newsletters, read stories about people who have been treated successfully by our expert healthcare team.


Inpatient Care

Should a patient require in hospital management of their diabetes, they will benefit from our experienced doctors and a staff of nurses who have been especially trained in in-patient diabetes management. Cedars-Sinai is a recipient of the national Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet Accreditation recognizes Cedars-Sinai as one of the top nursing services in the United States, with the most qualified nursing personnel. In addition, full-time nurse educators are on staff to work with diabetic inpatients that are undergoing treatment in other areas of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Outpatient Clinical Visits

Being diagnosed with diabetes requires absorbing a lot of information while one may still be in a state of shock. This section is designed to help patients and families better understand the condition and how to manage their diabetes so that they can make more informed decisions and participate fully in their health and well-being. There are tips on how to cope with the diagnosis and to help others around you cope as well. You'll find out how to reach local and national groups that can provide needed support, and in our newsletters, read stories about people who have been treated successfully by our expert healthcare team.


Support Groups

Cedars Sinai Medical Center provides opportunities for patients and families to get together to discuss issues and topics pertaining to diabetes in informal drop-in support and education sessions with our Diabetes Educators. It is a great chance to share your feelings, ideas, and concerns about diabetes with others.

The support group usually meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center 8700 Beverly Boulevard, South Tower, Plaza Level in the Harvey Morse Conference Center.

For more information please contact:

Joyce Spalding, RN, MSN, CDE
Mary Jane Vos, RN, BSN, CDE

Giving Opportunities

You can make a difference

The issues are critical:

  • 29 million people in the US have diabetes (9% of the population)
  • 86 million more have pre-diabetes (37% of the adult population)
  • In L.A. County, 9.9% of adults have diabetes (more than 685,000 adults)
  • If current trends continue, 1 of 3 US adults will have diabetes by 2050
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease, kidney failure and blindness
  • The pandemic is growing
We can make a difference

The Diabetes Outpatient Treatment and Education Center (DOTEC) at Cedars-Sinai provides state of the art diagnostics and clinical treatment options for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes and related conditions.  We are proud to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a site of distinguished care.

With compassion and innovation, we are making a difference every day in the lives of patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

The time to act is now. We invite you to a part of it.

Please visit our partnership website for more information on how we can make a difference.

To learn how you can help, please contact:

Sarah Andrews
Community Relations and Development
Email: sarah.andrews@cshs.org