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The Joslin Diabetes Center


Joslin offers Telehealth services and virtual visits as an option to in-person meetings. This will allow people to connect with our care team from the convenience of home via a secure platform using a computer or mobile device.

The Joslin Diabetes Center at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse opened in 1995 as the eleventh affiliate of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and provides care to the largest number of patients with diabetes of any center in Central New York. Here specialists in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism care for patients with disorders of the major glands of the body, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other metabolic diseases.

An internationally recognized leader in diabetes treatment, research, and education, the Joslin Diabetes Center is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and has been caring for the medical and emotional needs of people with diabetes since it was founded in 1898.

Team Approach

The Joslin Center supports a multi-disciplinary team approach to effective diabetes management that includes the patient in setting healthcare goals and learning how to incorporate proper nutrition, weight control, and exercise into his or her lifestyle.

The Joslin Center offers care via a team of experts in diabetes management, including:
  • Endocrinologists (Pediatric and Adult)
  • Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Counselors
  • Nutrition Educators
  • Exercise Specialists
  • Podiatrists
  • Kidney Specialists

In addition, as a part of the SUNY Upstate Medical University and University Hospital, the Joslin Center provides direct access for people with diabetes to other specialty services such as neurologists, ophthalmologists, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and mental health counseling.

Education for Life

To meet the special needs of people with diabetes, self-management diabetes education classes are offered focusing on weight-loss and living with diabetes. Our diabetes self-management education program received Recognition by the American Diabetes Association for having met its high quality National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

Our physicians received Provider Recognition with Distinction from the American Diabetes Association for their delivery of high quality care. Overall, the team approach in treating diabetes is the cornerstone of the Joslin treatment program.

Clinical Research

The Clinical Research Team of the Joslin Diabetes Center is active in numerous clinical research studies related to the prevention and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and its complications in children and adults. For more information call 315 464-9007.

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