Throughout National Diabetes Month, we will be sharing insights into Joslin’s innovations in care for diabetes and its complications as part of our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications.
This week, learn about the integrative approach to diabetes research and care at Joslin — how genes and cells communicate, what goes wrong in diabetes, and how to promote and restore health.
“We need to do more to help people with or without diabetes realize they can live a healthy lifestyle, even if they have chronic medical issues like diabetes,” says Martin Abrahamson, M.D., F.A.C.P. (right), who has launched Joslin’s new Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.
“This is a center without walls. In collaboration with others at Joslin and elsewhere, our goal is to bring innovative solutions to patients at Joslin and beyond, leveraging our leading expertise in clinical care, research, education and technology. We aim to help people make changes to their lifestyle by providing innovative prescriptions for health and wellness, tailored to the individual.”
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Among key approaches:
• Study new products: Advance new exercise models, ways to reduce stress, meal supplements, pathways for healthy eating and diabetes care apps.
• Provide innovative care: Enhance existing programs, develop new programs, target new populations, provide education and leverage technology to access more people.
• Educate healthcare professionals: Continue to expand training of physicians, medical students, and other healthcare clinicians on national and international levels through the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and other programs conducted by Joslin.
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Next week, learn about Joslin’s integration of digital healthcare into the patient experience.