Program Director’s Message

Thank you for your interest in MVHS’s Diabetes Fellowship program.

In 2021, 38.4 million Americans, or 11.6% of the population, had diabetes. Every year, 1.2 million American are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes prevalence in youths has been rising. Diabetes claims lives, limbs, vision, and quality of life for many people each day.  $412.9 billion was spent for medical expenditure of people with diabetes in 2022. Average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.6 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.

Despite the need for diabetes specialists who provide state of art comprehensive diabetes care, there is national shortage of diabetes specialist in the United States. To fill the gap between demand and supply, some academic institutions have established diabetes fellowship programs since the early 2000s. However, due to lack of accreditation and specialty board, there were a lot of challenges for programs as well as graduates. Due to relentless effort of diabetologists, there is accreditation body for diabetes fellowship programs and board certification examination for fellowship graduates, opening the door for new medical specialty “Diabetology”.

MVHS’s diabetes fellowship program is one year post graduate program which will prepare fellows to grow into well trained diabetologists with expertise in managing diabetes comprehensively with evidence-based approach utilizing up-to-date diabetes technology. Family medicine and Internal medicine residency graduates are welcomed to apply for the program and fellowship graduates will be eligible to sit for diabetology board exam administrated by American College of Diabetology (ACD).

Please feel free to contact for any questions.

– Nay Linn Aung, MD BC- ADM