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Get Back on Track

The Diabetes Outpatient Intensive Treatment Program (DO IT) helps people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes tune-up the management of their condition. Through individual attention and small-group education, you'll learn what you need to do to stay on the pathway to better health.

The DO IT program is conducted only at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Candidates must have a clear diagnosis of either T1 or T2 diabetes for insurance coverage.

To learn more or register, call 617-309-2628 or DOITParticipant [at] (email us).

A Program that Drives Results

The results of the DO IT Program are outstanding:

  • Many of our patients improve their A1C results by an average of almost 1.5 points. Those with the greatest risk of complications, with A1C readings greater than 10, reduced their levels an average of 2.75 points in the first 3-6 months.
  • The number of their emergency room visits and hospitalization was cut in half the first year.
  • The time lost from work or school was reduced by 43 percent in the first year.

What to Expect

Your DO IT team is made up of an endocrinologist, an exercise physiologist, a registered dietitian, nurse educators, behavioral health expert, and a clinical pharmacist. You’ll start by meeting with each specialist individually.

After evaluating your needs, the team will work with you to design a personalized nutrition, exercise, and medication plan. We will go over the latest techniques in diabetes management:

  • Interpreting blood glucose levels
  • Spotting, avoiding, and treating low blood glucose
  • Responding to high levels
  • Adjusting and timing your medications
  • Taking care of your heart and kidneys
  • Managing travel and sick days
  • Meeting nutritional goals
  • Removing the guesswork from dining out
  • Exercising to maintain control
  • Reducing stress and staying motivated

At the end of the program, we’ll provide you and your primary care doctor with a record of your lab work, medical findings, and the changes you’ve made to your diabetes care plan.

Upcoming Programs

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DO IT Program


DO IT Program

Joslin will be hosting a four-day Diabetes Outpatient Intensive Treatment (DO IT) program from December 11 – December 14, 2023. Learn more and register for the program.

DO IT Program

To learn more about the DO IT program or to register, call 617-309-2628 or DOITParticipant [at] (email us).