Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center is the foremost diabetes research, clinical care, and education center in the world. Joslin is an institution on the front lines of the global epidemic of diabetes, leading the way to improved treatments and a cure through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.

Founded more than a century ago by a single physician, Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., and affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center has enhanced the lives of more children, adults, and families with diabetes around the world than any other institution.

In addition to its Boston headquarters which houses 30 Research Labs and the world-renowned Joslin Clinic—the world’s largest center for the treatment of diabetes—Joslin’s reach includes its more than 25 affiliated clinical care centers across the U.S. and a variety of educational and outreach programs that reach more than 2 million people with diabetes worldwide.

Joslin Clinic pioneered and continues to set the standards for much of today’s specialty diabetes care. Some of the most important historical discoveries and improvements in diabetes care—from the first diabetes nurse educators, to saving eyesight through laser surgery, to clinical measures that enable women with diabetes to have well managed pregnancies—were developed at Joslin.

The 300 scientists at Joslin studying everything from stem cells to genetics to obesity represent the most comprehensive and dynamic research program dedicated exclusively to diabetes anywhere in the world. Nowhere else can you find under one roof such a breadth of diabetes research focused on type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their complications.

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