Our Diabetes Management team provides comprehensive diabetes care that draws on the expertise of clinicians from many medical specialties:
- Primary care: Your primary care provider (PCP) is your care coordinator. He or she will refer you to other services at MIT Medical.
- Endocrinology: An endocrinologist is a physician who has specialty training to diagnose and treat people with hormone imbalances such as diabetes or thyroid disorders. A referral is necessary to see an endocrinologist at MIT Medical.
- Nutrition: A registered dietitian can help you learn more about the relationship between food and health and offer advice about what to eat. A referral is necessary to see a nutritionist at MIT Medical.
- Eye Service: The American Diabetes Association recommends eye examinations with pupil dilation for all people with diabetes. Your clinician will recommend when and how often you should be examined based on the type of diabetes you have. MIT Medical’s Eye Service uses advanced technology to diagnose and monitor a variety of eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy. Optometrists and ophthalmologists at MIT Medical have expert training in the detection and management of diabetic eye disease. No referral necessary.
- Pharmacy: Our pharmacists can help you learn to use a glucose meter and give you advice about safe medication use.
- Diabetes educators are healthcare professionals who have had special training to help people with diabetes learn how to manage the condition. A diabetes educator can provide support and education, help find new foods to eat, teach you how to check your blood glucose (sugar) level, discuss medication options, and answer your questions. No referral necessary; just call 617-253-5486 to schedule an appointment.