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

A Team Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care

Our diabetes care team includes endocrinologists (MD), nurse practitioners (NP), certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES), nutritionists and dieticians.  UMass Memorial is one of the few diabetes clinics in the United States with two behavioral health professionals on our diabetes care team.  We also work closely with other specialty clinics such as eye care, kidney care and weight management (see below).  

Throughout the year, patients will meet with various members of their care team, both in-person as well as convenient telehealth appointments from the comfort of home!

Individualized Patient Centered Care

The UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence (DCOE) provides lifestyle education to the person living with diabetes and their family.  Our goal is to educate and empower each individual to effectively manage this complex disease, prevent complications from diabetes, and lead long and healthy lives. 

UMass DCOE Patient Handbook


Your Safety is Our Priority

Don’t delay care!  Strict safety measures are in place for our patients and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Regular appointments with your care team throughout the year is important to maintaining healthy blood glucose and preventing complications.  

2021 UMass Memorial Safety Protocols

myChart Patient Website

A simple and secure website that provides access to your health information from ALL UMass Memorial Health Care locations. Your myChart account allows you to message your care team, request medication refills, pay your bill and more.

Specialty Clinics 

Our UMass Memorial DCOE specialists treat and help to avoid serious health complications including: 


Clinical Trials at the UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence

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

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Our Wall of Honor highlights patients who are successfully managing diabetes. They're nominated by their care team and displayed in the patient waiting area. Diane was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes soon after college graduation. In 2021 she was diagnosed with a second autoimmune disease and introduced to Dr. David Harlan at the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence.  Her blood sugar control is now the best it's been in over 20 years!