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The next Why WAIT program will be held in May 2016. Contact Joan Beaton at or 617.309.3491 for additional information.

The Why WAIT program is held on 12 consecutive Wednesdays from 4:30p to 7:15p in our Boston location.

Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment (Why WAIT) is a 12-week multidisciplinary program for weight control and intensive diabetes management that is offered to those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes..
(Please note: The Why WAIT Program is conducted only in our Boston location). The next program starts May 2016. The program includes:

  • adjustments to diabetes medications to enhance weight reduction
  • a structured diet with regular food and meal replacements, following Joslin Nutrition Guidelines 
  • weekly learning sessions
  • individualized exercise plan that gradually increases from 20 to 30 minutes/day (3 to 4 times/week) to 45 to 60 minutes/day (6 times/week)

For more information on the Why WAIT Program, contact:

Joan M. Beaton
Why WAIT Program Coordinator
Joslin Clinic
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
phone: 617.309.3491
fax: 617.309.2707

Page last updated: February 06, 2016