Patient center will bring advances in diabetes care to northwest Houston

BOSTON, Mass. – August 9, 2010 – Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, has announced an affiliation with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in northwest Houston. The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will offer some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services.

“Cy-Fair is eager to bring a leader in diabetes care and education to our community,” says Terry Wheeler, chief executive officer of the hospital. “Diabetes is a major health issue affecting our local community, and we look forward to bringing high levels of care and education to our patients.”

Joslin’s Affiliated Programs was established in 1987 to make Joslin’s programs, services, and expertise available to premier health care providers across the United States. Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will be one of only 37 national and two international Affiliate locations. 

Joslin provides clinical, educational, operational and marketing support to its Affiliates to help assure that high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective diabetes care is available to each partner’s community—ensuring that these organizations and the patients they serve are in touch with some of the latest clinical trends and research breakthroughs.

“Over 10% of adults in Texas have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a third of them don’t know they have the disease,” says Judy Eyres Goodwin, Vice President and Managing Director of Joslin’s Strategic Initiatives division. “We look forward to working with the professionals at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital to bring Joslin’s integrated care to people with diabetes and related conditions in the region.” 

The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Cy-Fair will offer advanced clinical care for the treatment of diabetes for patients ages 18 and older, as well as patient education and support services. This multidisciplinary program will offer services for:

• Diabetes screening
• Comprehensive diabetes care and management
• Complication screening, prevention and treatment
• Weight management and nutritional counseling
• Medication management
• Insulin pump management
• Self-care and self-management 
• Gestational diabetes management

Patients will be cared for by a dedicated, highly experienced team including a board-certified endocrinologist, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and other medical and support professionals. 

Located in the Cy-Fair Professional Building I at 11302 Fallbrook Drive, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will be open for appointments starting in September. For more information, visit JoslinDiabetesCyFair.com.

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