The Joslin Center at BID-Needham offers comprehensive services for adults with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including
Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or just want to improve your control, the Joslin Center at BID-Needham provides personalized diabetes treatment options and services. We treat adults with pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Our comprehensive services include
At the Joslin Center, our certified diabetes educators assess patients' knowledge of diabetes and other risk factors and work with them on diabetes self-management issues, including
We encourage all patients to have at least one visit with a certified diabetes educator prior to a medical appointment. Studies have shown that ongoing diabetes care by a team of caregivers, including nutrition and self-management training, improves outcomes.
While the traditionally strict "diabetic diet" has largely been replaced with increasingly liberal guidelines and a varied diet, understanding nutrition is key to a successful diabetes management program. Our registered dietitians provide ongoing advice and counseling regarding nutrition issues for people with diabetes, celiac disease, lipid disorders and dietary intolerances.