Legacy of Expertise Meets Cutting-Edge Care
Joslin Clinic is the world’s first and most respected diabetes care facility. Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., founder of Joslin Diabetes Center, is credited with creating modern day diabetes care more than a century ago. Dr. Joslin’s belief that the key to managing diabetes lay with patient involvement, education and empowerment is embodied in today’s JoslinCare–a multi-disciplinary program that promotes lifelong health in people with diabetes through state-of-the-art medical care, patient education, and the aggressive prevention and management of complications.
JoslinCare is provided by a highly specialized and multi-skilled team, expert in all facets of diabetes, including adult and pediatric diabetes, kidney disease, eye care, mental health and pregnancy. Integral to this effort, Joslin Clinic has the highest concentration of Certified Diabetes Educators–nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners and mental health professionals–anywhere in the world.
Joslin Clinic collaborates with another teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Together, Joslin and BIDMC provide patients with a comprehensive spectrum of multi-disciplinary care for diabetes and endocrine disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Joint specialty programs include cardiovascular disease, eye care, kidney, pancreas and islet cell transplantation, pregnancy, the care of the foot and obesity management.
In addition to adult diabetes care, Joslin Clinic has a reputation for pioneering care and support of pediatric patients and their families. Joslin provides the widest range of patient and family support programs anywhere, including groups for families with very young and school-age children, and for parents of teens with diabetes; online discussion boards for adolescents and their parents; multiple clinical research studies evaluating the newest approaches to family-based care; as well as Camp Joslin camping programs.
Page last updated: April 21, 2015