(left to right) Monica Hauser, BSN, RN, CDE Nurse Educator; Dr. Jenine Vecchio, M.D., FACE, Attending Endocrinologist
Joslin’s Diabetes Team provides state-of-the-art diabetes treatment and education. The team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, dietitians and others who work directly with the person with diabetes and their family to achieve the best outcomes. Each Joslin patient receives individualized care, starting with an initial assessment and treatment plan.
The Medical Director oversees the clinical practice at the Center, evaluates and diagnoses types of diabetes, chooses appropriate therapy and coordinates all aspects of care with members of the Joslin team.
Education is essential to successful management of diabetes. Certified Diabetes Educators (nurses/dietitians) assist the patient to achieve the knowledge and skills to care for his/her diabetes. Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) help with problem-solving issues and coping skills that allow the patient to make decisions to improve his/her health.
Every Joslin patient receives a customized meal plan and subsequent follow up with a dietitian to evaluate the effectiveness of the meal plan. The Joslin team is here to help each patient find ways to improve diabetes management and quality of life.
Congratulations to the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Deborah Heart and Lung Center which has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.