Patient Care

If you suspect you have diabetes or have been diagnosed with the disease, the specialists at the UC Irvine Health Diabetes Center are experts in treating both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and the many related conditions it can trigger. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 949-824-8656.

The UCI Diabetes Center Patient-Care Difference
The UCI Diabetes Center is the only university-based, comprehensive diabetes center in Orange County. A leading medical institution to serve more than 1 million patients with diabetes in Southern California, the center is fully equipped to provide world-class diabetes care and cutting-edge research. As a major diabetes resource for community physicians, nurses, educators, patients and their families, the Center augments the clinical, educational, and research missions of UCI Medical Center.

Helping Patients Manage Diabetes
Our goal is to help patients develop the skills to manage their diabetes. The center’s staff work with patients, families and primary care physicians to coordinate and provide diabetes care to meet the needs of each individual. Diabetes management programs are designed to help patients take charge of their own health and well-being. Education programs — both individualized and group — are focused on giving patients the tools they need to avoid complications of diabetes. This includes teaching patients how to be self-vigilant about blood glucose monitoring and to maintain better health throughout their lifetime.

Our Physicians
As part of Orange County’s only university medical center, the diabetes center, led by medical director Dr. Ping H. Wang, has a multidisciplinary team of specialists able to treat the full spectrum of complications that diabetic patients can experience, from vision, vascular and neurological complications to heart and kidney disease.

Our medical team includes:
Byron J. Allen, MD
Bogi Andersen, MD
Steven D. Chessler, MD
Yung-In Choi, MD
Clarence E. Foster III, MD
Roy M. Fujitani, MD
Kevin Harley, MD
Almoatazbellah M. Idriss, MD
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD
Baruch Kuppermann, MD, PhD
Ajanta Naidu, MBBS
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Arnold Seto
Annabel K. Wang, MD
Ping H. Wang, MD
Qin Yang, MD


To make an appointment with a UC Irvine physician specializing in diabetes care, please call 949-824-8656.

Clinic Locations:

UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Dr
Irvine, CA 92697

UC Irvine Medical Plaza
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

UC Irvine Health – Tustin
1451 Irvine Blvd
Tustin, CA 92780