The Hankey Foundation
Thank you from Keck School of Medicine – USC Clinical Diabetes Program to Bret Hankey and the Hankey Family Foundation”
Thank you for your generous support of the USC Hankey Diabetes Tele-CGM Program Fund, which has allowed Anne Peters, MD, director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Program, to transform diabetes care. Your support fuels Dr. Peters and her team’s work to provide continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and leading-edge care to patients, develop a Tele-CGM virtual clinic, and advance research to advocate for the most under-resourced diabetics in our local and national communities.
Hankey Tele-CGM program has facilitated:
The purchase of CGMs and the necessary supplies for more than 100 individuals in need.
- Critical education to help CGM recipients use the devices properly.
- The coverage of insurance gaps for 75 of our patients, ensuring they had the diabetes supplies they needed to remain healthy.
- The donation of 6,000 Libre CGM sensors to the Hankey Tele-CGM program from Abbott Diabetes Care strongly endorses our project.
“Many of my patients have difficulty getting devices because their insurance won’t pay for it. However, just being given a device doesn’t make a difference—it is providing patients the device, training, and education that changes their lives.”
Based on the data from her preliminary work, Dr. Peters persuaded the L.A. County Department of Health Services to cover CGM for people living in LA County-but without the follow-up and monitoring the Hankey Tele-CGM program provides.
She also persuaded Medicare and Medicaid to pay for about 240,000 CGMs for the poor and senior across the country – a truly impressive leveraging of your gift to improve the lives of countless people across the country.”