Behavioral Health Care

UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence patients have access to the support and care needed as part of treatment and disease management, which includes emotional and behavioral health.

Emotional Health

Living with diabetes can be overwhelming.  It can cause frustration, anxiety, and/or depression, all of which can get in the way of diabetes management.  We are here to help support the improvement of your emotional wellbeing.

Behavioral Health

Lifestyle and behavioral factors such as a stressful job and family life may sometimes get in the way of successful diabetes management.  People often know what they must do, but have difficulty putting a plan into action.  We help people living with diabetes to begin and sustain necessary health behavior changes!

Kristin MacGregor, PhD is a health psychologist trained in helping people better manage their diabetes.  She will work directly with your treatment team with the overall goal of improving both physical health and overall quality of life.

Call the Diabetes Center of Excellence to schedule a behavioral health consultation.

What to expect

During your first visit, a health psychologist will perform an evaluation and together you will develop a success plan that suits your needs. Structured therapy and support around your diabetes and emotional wellbeing will be provided to help you successfully integrate diabetes into your life.