According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 10% of adults in Texas have diabetes. More than a quarter of those 1.8 million adults don’t even know they have the disease. The risk only continues to increase with age… In Texas, 23% of adults over the age of 65 are afflicted with diabetes. One out of every three adults in the United States has either diabetes or pre-diabetes.
In Houston, adults suffering from diabetes know where they can turn to for education and treatment: The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at St. Joseph Medical Center. St. Joseph Medical Center is proud to be an affiliate of the Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center, a global leader in diabetes research, education and care, and an affiliated institution of the Harvard Medical School. The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at St. Joseph Medical Center provides patients with personalized medical management of the disease, as well as comprehensive education and support services.
We offer advanced clinical care for the treatment of diabetes in patients ages 18 and older, as well as patient education and support services. (Patients ages 16-18 are encouraged to call for additional information.) This multidisciplinary program provides services for:
Comprehensive diabetes care and management
Complication screening, prevention and treatment
Weight management and nutritional counseling
Insulin pump management
Self-care and self-management
Gestational diabetes management
The patients of the center are cared for by a dedicated, experienced team that includes board certified endocrinologists, registered dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, and other medical and support professionals.
To schedule an appointment, please call The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at St. Joseph Medical Center at 713.756.8080.