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PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL OPENS WASHINGTON DC'S FIRST
JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER AFFILIATE
Nation's Top Diabetes Management Team Now Available in the Region
Washington, District of Columbia, April 24th, 2014 - Cutting edge diabetes management and treatment services have come to Washington, DC with the opening of the new Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital.
Hospital leadership and the Providence Medical Staff celebrated the opening of Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence – the very first time that the nation’s top Diabetes Management Team is available in Washington DC. The Joslin Diabetes Center has built a reputation over the past 100 years as a national and international leader in diabetes treatment and research, and Providence is proud to offer this resource for the benefit of DC residents who suffer diabetes-related conditions.
It is estimated that 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, though 7 million of these cases are undiagnosed. In DC alone, diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death, above the national rate of 20.9 deaths per 100,000 residents; and the DC Department of Health estimates that the added medical cost for persons with diabetes is $346 million a year.
Lifestyle and other demographics greatly impact the effects of diabetes on the individual and family, and now a world-class diabetes management program is available in DC to answer this health crisis.
The Joslin Center will provide DC adult residents with services including access to comprehensive Diabetes Management Skills Training (DSMT), medical nutrition therapy, and nutritional management of diabetes during pregnancy. The Center will also answer physician and patient needs for initiation of insulin treatment, insulin pump management, Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), and/or a medication review and adjustment by our Joslin physicians.
The Joslin Center team, led by medical director and endocrinologist Dr. Abbas Motazedi, includes a primary care physician, diabetes educator, and registered dietitians.
About Providence Hospital - For 151 years, Providence Hospital has provided landmark medical care for people in metropolitan area. We are the oldest continuously operating hospital in the nation 's capital - yet we're still setting new standards in innovative, state-of-the-art health and wellness services. With strengths in orthopedic care, maternal and infant health, surgery, cardiology, geriatric medicine, cancer treatment, sleep medicine, bariatric services, and stroke care, we combine sophisticated medical technology with spirituality and compassion. Providence serves with a mission of healing and a dedication to community.