Diabetes

DIABETES PROGRAM: FOR PEOPLE AT RISK FOR TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2 DIABETES
HUHS is committed to working with you to achieve excellent blood sugar control and to lower your risk of complications from diabetes.

Your primary care team will work with you to help you manage your diabetes and support life style changes. HUHS also offers additional services through a special endocrinology clinic and educational/support classes.

ENDOCRINOLOGY CLINIC
HUHS has endocrinology clinics several times a week, staffed by an endocrinologist and a diabetes nurse. These appointments require a referral from your primary care provider and are held on the fifth floor of HUHS in Holyoke Center.

NUTRITION APPOINTMENTS
Our nutritionists can help and support you in making changes in your eating and activities. These appointments require a referral from your primary care provider and are held on the fifth floor of HUHS in Holyoke Center.

STUDENTS WITH DIABETES
The diabetes team (endocrinologist, nurse, and nutritionist) meets biannually with students, offering an opportunity to meet our team and each other, as well as present a topic of interest. We also assist students in connecting with the Harvard student group, College Diabetes Network.

CLASSES
We offer a variety of classes for people who are at risk for diabetes or who have diabetes. These classes are facilitated by members of our diabetes team (endocrinologist, nurse, and/or nutritionist). Classes are free but pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Debra Small, RN at 617-496-0778 or dsmall@huhs.harvard.edu.

Need a boost? Experience Ways to Get Unstuck
For patients who have diabetes and/or high blood pressure.

Tuesday, September 10 (4:00-6:00 PM)

Lower Your Risks for Diabetes
A two-hour session offered monthly for people who are at risk and would like to learn ways to make changes to lower their risks.

September 17 (4:00-6:00 PM), Resource Library
October 17 (11:00 AM-1:00 PM), Wacker Room
November 12 (4:00-6:00 PM), Resource Library
December 19 (11:00 AM-1:00 PM), Wacker Room

Staying On Track Program
A monthly session for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or risks for diabetes, who want more support to make and sustain lifestyle changes.

October 8 (4:30-6:00 PM), Laughter is the best medicine
November 5 (4:30-6:00 PM), The slippery slope of lifestyle change
December 3 (4:30-6:00 PM), Holiday eating

Living the Good Life with Diabetes
A two to three part series for people with diabetes. You are welcome to attend one or more sessions.

Session 1: Know Your ABCs of Medication, October 15 & December 10 (4:00-6:00 PM)
Session 2: Eating and Exercising - The Good Life, October 22 & December 17 (4:00-6:00 PM)
Session 3: Making the Most of Blood Sugar Meters, October 29 (4:00-6:00 PM)

OTHER RESOURCES
American Diabetes Association
Joslin Diabetes Center
Healthwise, a comprehensive interactive website with over 6,000 topics and the latest updates
National Diabetes Education Program