The Rodebaugh Diabetes Center
The center, under the auspices of Penn’s endocrinology department — number 10 in the country in U.S. News & World Report — is the largest supplier of insulin pumps in the Delaware Valley, and one of 10 centers in the U.S. researching islet transplant surgery, which takes cells from a compatible donor pancreas and puts them into severe diabetics. It’s actively involved in education, nutrition and diet counseling, weight management, glucose monitoring and foot care (UPHS, 4 Penn Tower, 3400 Spruce Street, 800-789-7366).
The Jefferson Diabetes Program
Managed by Jefferson Hospital’s endocrinology section, 33rd on the U.S. News & World Report list, the Jefferson Diabetes Program is a comprehensive research and treatment center providing weight management, insulin therapies and a host of other services to treat diabetics. It’s a participant in the NIH diabetes prevention program study and is involved in important drug and new therapy trials, as well as research into the development of an artificial pancreas (211 South 9th Street, 800-533-3699).