Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health System
Hallmark Health System is affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization. The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health System offers the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications.
The Center at Hallmark Health System offers advanced clinical care for the treatment of diabetes for patients age 18 and older. Patient education and support services include diabetes screening, comprehensive diabetes care and management, weight management and nutrition counseling.
Our Center is a hospital-based program that will work with a person’s needs and respond to those needs with compassion, caring and knowledgeable decisions. Unlike other hospital programs in the area, our Center gives you access to physicians and nurse practitioners as well as access to certified diabetes nurse educators and certified diabetes dietitian educators. All of which is supported by the full depth of services offered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Our team is dedicated to helping adult patients with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes, thyroid diseases, osteoporosis, as well as other endocrine disorders. We also offer a goal-oriented self-management and treatment program. The overall goal is to help people with diabetes have a better quality of life by preventing any complications that often arise from diabetes including: early stage heart disease and strokes, blindness or greatly reduced vision, kidney failure, loss of nerve sensations that can interfere with mobility issues and loss of limbs.
Small changes to diet and lifestyle can make an impact on your risk for developing Type II diabetes.
Health Minute features Dr. Bindiya Thakkar, an endocrinologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health System at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. In this video, Dr. Thakkar will help to define diabetes and discuss causes, prevention and treatment options.