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About Our Diabetes Division

The UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence is the only public institution in Massachusetts that combines outstanding basic science, translational research and clinical care in one location.  

Patient Care

Our diabetes care team includes physicians, behavioral psychologists, nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators, and registered dietitians, working together to provide you with “life-long, eyes-to-toes, with a heart” treatment for people living with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

To help you achieve optimal health, you have access to specialists in:

  • Heart care
  • Vascular care
  • Eye care
  • Foot care
  • Kidney care
  • Weight loss

Dr. Harlan with patient

A Focus on Research

Our research team is working together to understand the root causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and to apply that knowledge to develop therapies that improve the quality of life for patients with the disease. The ultimate goal of that basic research is to uncover the clues required to prevent the disease for those at risk and cure those already diagnosed. Learn more about our current diabetes research and clinical trials.  

diabetes researcher

Community Diabetes Partnership Program

UMass Memorial Health Care partners with other hospitals in Central Massachusetts to help them provide comprehensive diabetes care within their communities. Specialists from our Diabetes Center of Excellence work with local clinicians at these hospitals with the goal of ensuring that patients with diabetes have all the resources available to them locally. We currently partner with: