Why WAIT

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Joslin's Hybrid Why WAIT Program

Candidates must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the onsite programs.

Register Now! Space is limited.

The Why WAIT Program at Joslin Diabetes Center is a 12-week program, designed to help you manage your weight and diabetes. To help you achieve your goals, our nurse educators will develop personalized nutrition, education, and medication management plan for you.

Designed to help patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes safely lose weight to better manage their condition. Why WAIT stands for Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment and is a 12-week program.

Participants will come to Joslin for the first and last sessions--the rest of the sessions will be virtual.

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A Taste of Ginger

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We are excited to announce that Joslin Diabetes Center’s annual A Taste of Ginger event will take place in person* on Monday, September 19. Once again, we will have some of Boston’s top chefs join us for one of the city’s most beloved tasting events. This year’s event will be unlike any past Ginger event you’ve been to before. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and competitions, musical entertainment, special guests and more as you learn more about the important work of the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin. And if you can’t join us in person, you have the opportunity to tune in virtually for this special night. You won’t want to miss this!

*Please note that all attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the event in person. This includes boosters. See more information below.

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High Hopes Gala

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Power up for the 2022 High Hopes Gala!

We’re excited to announce that Joslin Diabetes Center’s annual High Hopes Gala will take place in person* on Saturday, November 5th at the SoWa Power Station. Celebrate with us as we honor Joslin’s powerful advancements in clinical care, research, education, advocacy and philanthropy. Can’t join us in person? Tune in virtually for this high wattage event. You won’t want to miss this!

This distinctive event benefits Joslin’s High Hopes Fund, which provides immediate support of our most critical needs – whether that’s funding a promising new research project, educating a patient on the latest technology or supporting patient care. Ultimately, the High Hopes Fund provides promise for a future free of diabetes and its complications.

Together, we have the power to find a cure for diabetes. We hope you will join us for the most electrifying event of the year.

*Please note that all attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the event in person. This includes boosters. See more information below.

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Meme Making Workshop: Laughter Is the Best Medicine Besides Insulin

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Hosted by Joslin’s Young Adult Program and Behavioral Health Department, “Laughter is the Best Medicine” is a creative, onsite workshop for Joslin patients (ages 21-34). Patients are invited to come together to meet and create memes based on their experiences with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This 90-minute workshop provides a new light-hearted way for people with T1D to socialize and leads to a lot of laughter!

Read more about the Meme Making Workshop here.

(Light refreshments will be served, and parking can be reimbursed.)

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DO IT Program

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Candidates must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in onsite programs.

Joslin's Diabetes Outpatient Intensive Treatment (DO IT) is a four-day intensive outpatient program for individuals with any type of diabetes mellitus. The program includes individual attention as well as small-group education. Participants will be provided a personalized diabetes management plan.

The program is results-oriented and utilizes the latest diabetes research and expertise to improve your control and put you on track for a healthier tomorrow.

Registration deadline for the December session is November 14.

For information about DO IT, call 617-309-2628 or DOITParticipant [at] joslin.harvard.edu (email us)target="_blank" title="Email us".

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