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Personalized Care for People Living with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes

Our Team Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care

Our care team includes endocrinologists (MD) and nurse practitioners (NP), certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES), nutritionists and a behavioral health psychologist.  Specialty clinics are available to patients as needed, including eye specialists, kidney care and weight management.  

Throughout the year, patients meet with the different members of their care team, either in-person or with convenient telehealth appointments.   

Individualized Patient-Centered Care Plans

Our goal is to educate and empower each individual and their family to effectively manage this complex disease, prevent complications from diabetes and help you live your healthiest life.  

UMass Memorial
Diabetes Center of Excellence
Patient Handbook


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myChart Patient Portal

This simple and secure website or app provides access to your health information from all UMass Memorial Health locations. Your myChart account allows you to message your care team, request medication refills, pay a bill and more.

Specialty Clinics Available to Our Patients

Diabetes Eye Care

Behavioral Diabetes Health

Inpatient Blood Glucose Management

Gestational Diabetes

Kidney Disease

Heart & Vascular

Transplant Diabetes   

Clinical Studies at the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence

Ongoing diabetes clinical studies at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School & UMass Memorial Health are focused on understanding how to improve the quality of life for people living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and Type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Patient Wall of Honor

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Nan was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at 23 years old. During a difficult pregnancy, Nan developed severe diabetic retinopathy that required invasive surgery and painful injections. After giving birth she committed to make necessary changes. After years of taking medications & insulin, she made lifestyle modifications and lost 90 pounds and no longer takes any diabetes medications. Meet Nan 

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Taylor’s A1c reached 15% in 2011 and remained elevated until 2016. That’s when she made a personal commitment to her health and started 2022 with an all-time low A1c of 6.4%. Her inspiring story proves it’s never too late to take control of diabetes. In addition to improved health, she went to nursing school and today she’s a UMass Memorial Health Nurse and plans to become a Diabetes Educator.
Meet Taylor

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