Behavioral Health Care
As a UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence patient, you have access to the support and care you may need as part of your treatment, which includes emotional and behavioral 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.
Despite our best efforts, lifestyle and behavioral factors (stressful job, family life, etc.) may sometimes get in the way of successful diabetes management. Sometimes people know what they must do, but have trouble putting a plan into action. We help you to to begin and sustain these 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 your physical health and overall quality of life.
Call us 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.