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How We Work

With a closely integrated treatment center and clinical research center, we aim to develop new treatments and provide the highest quality care for people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, and associated disorders. The ultimate goal of our work is to cure diabetes. However, until cures are developed, we offer the most advanced comprehensive therapy available for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and for the complications associated with diabetes. We also offer evaluation of rarer forms of diabetes including monogenic diabetes and Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY).

About This Program

The Diabetes Clinical Center currently handles approximately 10,000 patient visits per year. The usual age range for our patients begins at age 18; the Pediatric Endocrinology Unit and Diabetes Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides care for children and adolescents with diabetes. In addition to treating the metabolic abnormalities of approximately 2500 adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the staff focuses on prevention of complications and rapid, effective treatment of those complications should they occur. The associated medical problems of obesity, pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, hypertension, eye, kidney, nerve, and cardiovascular disease are all addressed by the clinical staff.

In collaboration with other Mass General experts in renal disease, cardiology, podiatry and orthopedics, neurology, and vascular surgery, and retinal specialists and other ophthalmologists from the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary and other specialty ophthalmology groups, comprehensive medical care is provided to all of our patients. The Diabetes Clinical Center staff includes 15 physicians, all of whom are Harvard Faculty, fellows who are training in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, highly experienced diabetes nurse practitioners, nurse certified diabetes educators and dietitians, physician assistants, and a highly committed and experienced support staff.

On-Site Services

The center provides consultation about methods of glucose monitoring, injections and medication. On-site services include:

First-rate Clinical Care Fortified by Cutting Edge Clinical Research

Many of the modern-day therapies have been developed at the Mass General Diabetes Clinical Research Center. Patients who attend the Diabetes Clinical Center often participate in research studies. When new therapies are developed, tested, and proved to be beneficial, the Mass General Diabetes Center patients are often the first to benefit from their use. The combination of a clinical treatment center and research center sharing space “under one roof” results in a highly effective and efficient setting for clinical research and clinical care.

Clinical Trials

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