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

GPDC provides speakers,  continuing education credits, and  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


“ Treatment of T2DM: A Sound Approach Based Upon its Pathophysiology


Presented by 

Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief of the Diabetes Division at the

University of Texas Health Science Center

Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute,

San Antonio, TX


October 29, 2019

Location:   Rivers Casino

777 Casino Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (North Shore)


6:00 PM   Registration & Reception

6:00 PM   Vendor Showcase – Meet and Greet

7:00 PM   Dinner and Presentation

Register to Attend

Dr. DeFronzo is a graduate of Yale University (BS) and Harvard Medical School (MD) and did his training in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He completed fellowships in Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health and Baltimore City Hospitals and in Nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Subsequently, he joined the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine (1975-88) as an Assistant/Associate Professor. From1988 to present Dr. DeFronzo has been Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute. 

His major interests focus on the pathogenesis and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the central role of insulin resistance in the metabolic-cardiovascular cluster of disorders known collectively as the Insulin Resistance Syndrome.  Using the euglycemic insulin clamp technique in combination with radioisotope and turnover methodology, limb catherization, indirect calorimetry, and muscle biopsy, he has helped to define the biochemical and molecular disturbances responsible for insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Dr. DeFronzo is a distinguished clinician, teacher, and investigator who has been an invited speaker at major national and international conferences on diabetes mellitus.

At completion of this seminar:

  • To review the pathogenesis of T2DM
  • To review the treatment of T2DM based on its pathophysiology
  • To review the relationship between T2DM and CV disease in the context of the recent CV outcome trials



 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.




President  Jacqueline   Wesche-Thobaben RN, BSN, CDE, CCRC
 Treasurer Jacqueline   Lucey PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
  Jennifer   Pennock MD
  Michelle   Roberts MD
  David   Rometo MD
  Lori   Bednarz RN, MSN, CDE, CPT
  Jagdeesh   Ullal MD, MS, FACE, FACP CCD, ECNU
  Marilyn   Clougherty RN, MSN, CDE
  Noah   Lubowsky MD

Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club

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