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Personalized Care for People Living with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes

The Diabetes Center of Excellence Mission

The UMass DCOE mission is to provide a team approach to diabetes care to improve patient outcomes including patient & primary care physician satisfaction.

Our Team Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care

The Diabetes Center of Excellence (DCOE) care team includes endocrinologists (MD), nurse practitioners (NP), certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES), nutritionists and dieticians.  UMass Memorial Health is one of the few diabetes clinics in the United States with two behavioral health professionals on the diabetes care team.  We work closely with specialty clinics including eye specialists, kidney care and weight management (see below).  

Throughout the year, patients meet with the different members of their care team, either in-person or with convenient telehealth appointments from the comfort of home!   

Individualized Patient-Centered Care Plans

We provide lifestyle education to the person living with diabetes and their family.  Our goal is to educate and empower each individual to effectively manage this complex disease, prevent complications from diabetes and help you live your healthiest life.  

UMass DCOE Patient Handbook

myChart Patient Portal

A simple and secure website or app that provides access to your health information from all UMass Memorial Health locations. Your myChart account allows you to message your care team, request medication refills, pay a bill and more.

Specialty Clinics Available to Our Patients

Diabetes Eye Care

Behavioral Diabetes Health 

Gestational Diabetes

Kidney Disease

Heart & Vascular

Transplant Diabetes 


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Clinical Studies at the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence

Ongoing diabetes clinical studies at the University of Massachusetts Medical School & UMass Memorial Health are focused on understanding how to improve the quality of life for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D).

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Our Wall of Honor highlights patients who are successfully managing diabetes. They're nominated by their care team and displayed in the patient waiting area. U.S. Olympian and 4x National Figure Skating Champion, Kitty Carruthers doesn’t allow diabetes to stand in the way of her life. With determination to succeed perfected in international competitions, Kitty is also determined to succeed in staying healthy. Dr. David Harlan has been helping her for many years and together they've kept her blood sugars within a healthy range. 
KITTY'S STORY