Diabetes Program: (For people at Risk for Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 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 Health Care Team work with you to help you manage your diabetes and support life style changes. HUHS also offers additional services through a specialty endocrinology clinic and educational/support classes.
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 clinician and are held on the 5th floor of HUHS, Holyoke Center.
Our nutritionists can help and support you in making some changes in your eating and activities. These appointments also require a referral from your Primary Care clinician and are held on the 5th floor of HUHS, 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.”
We offer a variety of classes for people who are at risk for diabetes and who have diabetes. These classes are facilitated by members of our diabetes team - an endocrinologist, nurse and/or nutritionist. Classes are free but pre-registration required. To register, please contact Debra Small, RN by calling 617-496-0778 or emailing email@example.com.
- 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 some changes to lower their risks.
- Staying on Track Program. A session for people with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes and want more support. Session include a brief talk and a group discussion on ways to motivate and set realistic goals. Offered the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30-6:00pm.
- Living the Good Life with Diabetes. Quarterly three-part series, including information on nutrition, exercise, labs, blood sugar testing, medications, and setting goals. You are welcome to attend one of more sessions.
Session 1: Real Life with Diabetes
Session 2: Eating: The Good Life
Session 3: Better Living Through Chemistry
American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org
Joslin Diabetes Center, www.joslin.org
Healthwise® a comprehensive interactive website with over 6,000 topics and the latest updates
National Diabetes Education Program, www.ndep.nih.gov