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Type 1 and type 2 diabetes


Living with diabetes is a journey. We’ll be there for you every step of the way.

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If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you know how important it is to take care of yourself and get the support you need. That’s where The Polyclinic comes in. We work closely with patients of all ages who are living with diabetes.

We offer:

  • One-on-one guidance
  • Appointments to manage your blood sugar and diet
  • Classes and support groups
  • Care coordination with your primary care doctor or endocrinologist
  • Access to specialty care across The Polyclinic

It’s all focused on helping you manage your diabetes, one day at a time.



We offer the different types of appointments that patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes need. In every instance, you’ll meet with a certified diabetes educator (CDE). Your CDE will work closely with you and your doctor to manage your care.

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  • A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a device that automatically tracks your glucose (blood sugar). A sensor is inserted under the skin and measures glucose levels every few minutes. A transmitter sends that information to a monitor that you can check.

    There are two types of appointments for CGM:

    • Clinical device; one 30-minute appointment and one 60-minute appointment, one week apart
    • Personal device; one 90-minute appointment and one 60-minute appointment, one week apart
  • An insulin pump is a small computerized device that helps you manage your blood sugar. Instead of giving yourself insulin shots, the pump releases small doses of insulin throughout the day.

    We contract with companies that make insulin pumps and offer device training. These include Animas, Medtronic, OmniPod and Tandem. All of our diabetes educators are trained in using each company’s device(s). This helps ensure quality and safety. 

    Appointment types include:

    • Starting a new device or a different brand; two 90-minute appointments, one to two days apart
    • Upgrading an existing device (same brand); one 90-minute appointment
    • Using an insulin pump with CGM; appointments and times may vary
  • When you start a new or different type of insulin, or add a new line of injectable therapy, you need to learn how to use it. Our CDEs will teach you. They’ll also talk with you about how the medication works and how to recognize and treat low blood sugar.

    Plan on two 30-minute appointments, one week apart.

  • Our registered dietitians will help you make food choices and lifestyle choices that:

    • Can help reduce your chances of serious health problems
    • Take your nutritional needs into account
    • Respect your cultural and/or religious preferences
    Plan on 60 minutes for the first visit and 30 minutes for follow-up visits.

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