Lahey Health is now part of Beth Israel Lahey Health.  Explore Lahey locations below or reach Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beverly Hospital and Winchester Hospital.

Diabetes is not uncommon. Nearly 10 percent of Americans are living with diabetes and 1.5 million are diagnosed every year. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you are not alone.

Whether you have Type 1, Type 2 or pre-diabetes, our doctors, nurses and dietitians are here to provide complete care, support and education. We work with you to manage your diabetes and to prevent complications.

Because diabetes often leads to other health conditions, we coordinate with specialists in weight loss, cardiology, ophthalmology and more to provide you with a thorough treatment plan.

Treating Diabetes

While it’s true that diabetes cannot be cured, it can be controlled. With our team approach to treatment, you get care tailored to your specific type of diabetes and lifestyle.

Your treatment may include:

  • Medicine to manage blood glucose levels
  • Insulin, particularly for Type 1 diabetes
  • Weight management plan
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Devices to monitor glucose levels, including continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps

Maintaining a healthy weight with proper nutrition and exercise can make a difference for those battling diabetes. For those in need of additional support, we offer medical weight loss and surgical weight loss programs.

Education is an important part of treating diabetes. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about your condition through our extensive Diabetes Self Management Education program. We provide support, tools and information on topics from stress management to insulin pump training so you can manage your diabetes.