Your Guide to Everything Diabetes
Joslin Diabetes Center's staff of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and educators have a great deal of information about diabetes to share with you. You can access information on numerous topics such as Managing Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness.
The Diabetes Learning Center
In the Diabetes Learning Center you will find information on diabetes and nutrition, diabetes and physical activity, how to treat a low blood glucose or care for your diabetes when you are ill, how to avoid the complications of diabetes and numerous other topics about how you can better care for and manage your diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
In type 1 diabetes the body completely stops or is making very little insulin. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections (or use an insulin pump) to survive.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes
In type 2 diabetes the body produces insulin, but the cells don’t respond to insulin the way they should. This is called insulin resistance.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Education Resources & Programs
Whether you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes or have had diabetes for many years, realize that diabetes education doesn’t end. There are always new things to learn about diabetes.
Here’s how to stay up to date:
- Meet with a certified diabetes educator (CDE). CDEs are usually nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists and pharmacists who specialize in diabetes education. You can find CDE’s working in hospital outpatient departments, medical centers, clinics and physician offices.
- Meet with a registered dietitian to learn more about diabetes nutrition and meal planning. Many dietitians are also CDEs.
- Attend a diabetes self-management education class. Diabetes classes are usually taught by a CDE and you’ll benefit from learning from others in the class, too.
Classes & Events
Our classes take place in a supportive group environment or in a one-on-one setting with a certified diabetes educator. We offer classes & events for for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their families.
We offer educational programs for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. These programs are led by expertly trained diabetes educators who help guide patients through living with the condition.
Find An Educator
Joslin offers a team of certified diabetes educators that meet with patients one-on-one or in a group class setting. Our diabetes educators help patients confidently manage the disease on their own.