Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at OSF HealthCare
At OSF Saint James, an affiliate site of the Joslin Diabetes Center, your diabetes care is in good hands. If you are hospitalized, you can expect to have your diabetes closely monitored by a team of experts.
Team members visit inpatients who are newly diagnosed or who have special diabetes management issues. Food and nutrition issues are the focus of our dieticians, while our nurse educators provide important education and resources about your diabetes. Working to help you to understand this disease and how to manage it, they will also work closely with your physician to monitor your glucose levels while you are an inpatient as well.
At discharge, your doctor may refer you for follow-up education and management through our outpatient office.
What is the Joslin Diabetes Center?
The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, dedicated to conquering diabetes in all of its forms, is the global leader in diabetes research. Founded by Elliot P. Joslin in 1898, Joslin is an independent nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School dedicated to preventing and curing diabetes. In 1987, Joslin's Affiliated Programs were started to make Joslin's programs, services and expertise available to premier hospitals, health care systems and physician practices across the United States.
Hours & Location
Our education team is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Patients are seen by appointment only; physician referrals are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (815) 842-4931.
We are located on the second floor of OSF Saint James (map & directions) in Pontiac, Illinois.
Classes & Resources
Newly diagnosed with a disease you may not understand, patients look for help and our diabetes team is ready. Most new patients are referred at discharge to classes at the Joslin Diabetes Center, right here at the medical center. We offer a wide range of classes and support groups to help you understand and manage your diabetes.