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
We refer patients to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes complications, including
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.