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About Joslin Education

Patient Education

Because diabetes is with you 24/7, knowing what to do to keep it in control is one of the pillars of care. Joslin's certified diabetes educators give you the practical tools and knowledge you need to fit diabetes into your life.

Patient education is an integral part of JoslinCare™  — the model of diabetes care at the Joslin Clinic. JoslinCare provides you with an individualized pathway of care based on your particular needs. It is about empowering you to self-manage the day-to-day care of your diabetes.

Sequenced Diabetes Education

Our expertly trained, nationally certified diabetes educators include diabetes nurse educators, registered dietitians and exercise physiologists. You can see these specialists one-on-one, or get the information and motivation you need through a variety of programs and classes. Our educators work together as part of your diabetes care team to provide coordinated, sequenced learning activities.

Joslin Professional Education

Joslin Diabetes Center is a leader in pioneering approaches to improving the quality of diabetes care around the globe through education. The Joslin clinicians, researchers and administrators create innovative programs that put Joslin knowledge at the fingertips of clinicians and patients everywhere.

Joslin’s Professional Education programs reach more than 35,000 primary care physicians and other professionals annually. Through this audience, Joslin has achieved national visibility and a reputation for excellence in producing programs that maximize educational impact. These programs empower healthcare providers to more effectively set the standards of diabetes care for their communities, provide optimal management of all diabetes patients, improve healthcare outcomes and enhance patient quality of life.

The Joslin Vision NetworkTM (JVN) delivers Joslin-quality diagnostic eye and health services in the U.S.  JVN addresses a significant patient need: detection and management of diabetic retinopathy and other ocular disorders. With JVN, Joslin researchers developed an imaging system and service where patients receive regular retinal evaluations within a primary care physician’s, endocrinologist’s, or other medical practice without the need for pupil dilation. By reducing barriers to eye care, JVN increases the rate of ongoing disease surveillance and facilitates appropriate and timely referral of patients to eye care specialists when needed. 

Joslin’s Publications offer a wide range of books, cookbooks, videotapes, online services and other educational materials for people with both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and the physicians and allied health providers who care for them. All books are authored by Joslin Diabetes Center staff, thus providing the Joslin expertise reputation and experience.

Joslin’s Affiliated Center Program consists hospital-based Affiliates and skilled-nursing facilities in the United States and abroad, which provide more than 100,000 annual patient visits. Working with domestic and international hospitals and healthcare systems, these centers provide a continuum of care based on Joslin standards of practice and quality—that is, expert diabetes management education that can prevent complications.


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Page last updated: August 25, 2019