Transplant Diabetes

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.