Diabetes Teaching Center Recognized as Health Care Hero

The Diabetes Teaching Center was named a Technical Innovation Finalist in the San Francisco Business Times Health Care Heroes Awards. The award was presented in recognition of the Teaching Center’s innovation in creating Diabetes Education Online, www.deo.ucsf.edu.

In this country alone, more than 26 million people have diabetes and 79 million more have pre-diabetes. According to Teaching Center medical director and website founder Martha Nolte Kennedy, MD, only 4,000 U.S. endocrinologists specialize in treating the disease. Unfortunately, very few individuals with diabetes can expect to see a diabetes specialist – but everyone with internet access may now receive education about diabetes – thanks to Diabetes Education Online.  

Diabetes Education Online is a comprehensive diabetes self-management education program that covers the American Diabetes Association’s recommended topics and more. The website mirrors the successful teaching program presented to thousands of patients at UCSF over the last 30 years.

Congratulations to Dr. Nolte Kennedy and her team for this well-deserved recognition.  Pictured above are Diabetes Teaching Center co-founder Peggy Huang and 2010 National Educator of the Year Mary Sullivan who accepted the award on behalf of the Diabetes Teaching Center.