UMass is one of very few academic medical centers in the nation with an endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes group (our Diabetes Center of Excellence) that functions as a vital component of the transplant team. Our mission is to ensure that our patients achieve the highest quality of life while they entrust their health to us for a second chance.
Those who have received liver or kidney transplants may develop hypoglycemia, or even type 2 diabetes, from post-transplant anti-rejection medication. These people have access to the Diabetes Center of Excellence team of healthcare professionals.
Julie R. Chan, MD works with pre and post-transplant patients to improve blood glucose control and optimize outcomes. She works with patients who already have/had diabetes as well as those who developed diabetes post-transplant.
People living with diabetes is at a higher risk of kidney disease, in the worst cases resulting in the need of a transplant.
We offer the following transplant diabetes services:
- Pre-transplant health assessment and education with regard to diabetes, thyroid, bone and cardiovascular health
- Post-transplant health management, which includes:
- Diabetes care for patients with pre-existing diabetes
- Management of new onset diabetes after transplant
- Bone health in an effort to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures.
- Cardiovascular health status, including lipids
- Other endocrine related health conditions such as thyroid illness.
UMass Memorial Transplant Program - The First Choice for a Second Chance
Clinic location: Level A transplant multispecialty clinic center.