Setting the Standards
Joslin Diabetes Center has developed clinical guidelines to help healthcare providers, both at Joslin and in the community, improve the treatment and care of people with diabetes. These guidelines, which are recommendations for clinical practice and treatment, were developed by experts from Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s leading institution in diabetes research and treatment. They are unique in that they are clear, concise and easy to use.
The primary objective of Joslin Diabetes Center’s Clinical Guidelines is to support clinical practice and influence clinical behaviors of providers so that patient outcomes are improved, and patient expectations are informed and reasonable. The guidelines serve as the basis for all of Joslin’s clinical programs, care pathways, professional and patient education programs, and self-management materials. They are used at Joslin in Boston, at our affiliates across the country and in our outreach programs worldwide.
Joslin’s clinical guidelines are established and updated after careful review of current medical literature and sound clinical practice, and then reviewed and approved by Joslin’s Clinical Oversight Committee. This Committee is chaired by the Director of Disease Management, and reports to Joslin Diabetes Center’s Chief Medical Officer.