Personalized diabetes care in San Diego

Scripps is home to one of the leading diabetes care centers in Southern California, the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute.  Since 1981, the Institute has been dedicated to creating unique programs and tools that improve the quality of life for people with diabetes and make a positive impact in the San Diego community and beyond.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes through innovative educational programs, clinical expertise, leading-edge research and professional cross-disciplinary collaborations in pursuit of prevention and a cure.

Scripps dedication to diabetes care has earned Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital recognition among America’s best hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology medicine by U.S. News and World Report.

About Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute


How can we help you?

Scripps Diabetes Care offers a comprehensive array of programs and services throughout San Diego to support people with diabetes. Across the entire Scripps system and the San Diego community, whether it’s in a doctor’s office, a hospital, or an education center, you can be assured that the best in diabetes care is provided.

Our patient education materials contain the most up-to-date information about diabetes, and are printed in multiple languages to meet the needs of our diverse community.  A comprehensive, patient manual, “the Basics of Diabetes”, is available in English and Spanish.

Doctors who can help


Parmela Sawhney, MD

Family Medicine


Shannon K. Cheffet, DO

Internal Medicine


Joseph L. Moore, MD

Internal Medicine


Venugopal Prabaker, MD

Internal Medicine


Ajay Meka, MD

Internal Medicine

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