Achieve Your Goals
Are you ready to lose weight but don't know where to start? Maybe all you need is extra motivation, tools, and support from a community of healthcare professionals.
The program is 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 that is now online.
Candidates must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the onsite programs.
From Jonathan a recent Why WAIT Graduate
Let me start at the end. I no longer live in fear of a sudden illness or death resulting from my diabetes I’ve lost over 20 pounds, I exercise 4 to times per week, I’ve cut out or minimized eating foods that would have eventually caused me to have a stroke or heart attack.
Prior to the Why WAIT program, I took no personal responsibility for the management of my Type 2 Diabetes. That changed on day one when I got my sensor. The combined staff and ideal group of people in our program provided me with the knowledge, encouragement and support I needed to take responsibility for my diabetes management.
I’m healthier, I’m happier, I’m more energetic in all aspects of my life and the Why Wait program has been the single most influencing factor bringing me to this new level of awareness and a new sense of self. Thank you all for making a difference.
With gratitude, Jonathan Kessler
Meet Our Specialists
View the upcoming class schedule and contact us to register before enrollment is full.
It's not too early to start the enrollment process as the program fills quickly. To learn more about the program and to enroll, email Why.Wait [at] joslin.harvard.edu.