The Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club is a group of multidisciplinary clinicians who have a special interest in diabetes. The Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club provides a venue for non-biased specialty level educational programs, networking, and social interaction.

The GPDC offers the venue to hear invited speakers, obtain continuing education credits, and promote networking with local friends and colleagues.  Please join us for these educational forums and social networking. Your input and participation are encouraged.

Dues are $25/year. Anyone interested in joining the Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club or attending a program should contact Dorothy Hostovich at 412-321-5030 or email dhostovich@acms.org.   

Upcoming Program:

Dinner and Presentation


“Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care for Type 1 Diabetes: 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”


Shivani Agarwal 

Presented by


Shivani Agarwal, MD MPH

Assistant Professor


Director of Diabetes Transition Clinic

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City

Center for Diabetes Translational Research

Fleischer Institute of Diabetes and Metabolism


Formerly at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Agarwal developed and directed the pediatric to adult transition program, which grew a regional and national reputation, catering to 500 young adults with Type 1 diabetes.  She recently moved to Einstein where she is building another transition clinic and exclusively focuses on caring for adolescents and young adults with Type 1 diabetes.  Dr. Agarwal recently became an elected member of the NY Regional NIH-funded Center for Diabetes Translational Research, where she conducts health services research that focuses on the development and testing of innovative clinical models to improve health outcomes for young adults with Type 1 diabetes transitioning from pediatric to adult care.  As part of her work, she was recently awarded an NIH grant for a national multi-site study focusing on identifying care and technology treatment barriers in young adults with Type 1 diabetes of racially/economically under-represented groups.  Her more recent work has focused on disparities in transitional care.  She is an active advisory board member of the College Diabetes Network and has been selected by the Endocrine Society to serve on their Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee and Task Force for Innovative Models of Care in Diabetes, where she advocated on Capitol Hill for people with diabetes.


Location:   Allegheny County Medical Society

 713 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh 15212 (North Shore)


6:00 PM   Reception – Wine and Appetizers

6:00 PM   Vendor Showcase – Meet and Greet

7:00 PM   Dinner and Presentation


Register to Attend


CME Information

“Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care for

Type 1 Diabetes:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”


At completion of this seminar,


  1. To understand the challenges of pediatric to adult transition for Type 1 diabetes;
  2. To learn about the current models of care for pediatric to adult transition; and
  3. To learn techniques to optimally care for young adults with Type 1 diabetes transitioning from pediatric to

     adult care.


Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other health care professionals are awarded .1 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.









Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club

713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323







Jennifer Holst, MD, President
Jacqueline Wesche-Thoban, RN, BSN, CDE
, Treasurer
Jolynn Gibson, MSN, RN, CDE
Jacqueline Lucey, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Douha Safar, MD
Heba Ismail, MD
Michele Roberts, MD
Annabelle McCoy, RD, CDE, LDN
David Rometo, MD