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Joslin Diabetes Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Joslin Diabetes Center
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 732-2400 (Local)
(617) 732-2542 (Fax)

Brief Description

Maintains affiliate offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Staff description: Counselor, low vision assistant, ophthalmic photographer, ophthalmic technician, ophthalmologist, optometrist, optometry students, optometry residents, nurse, special educator.
Geographic area served: Unlimited.
Publications: Joslin Magazine.


Lloyd Aiello, Director
C. Ronald Kahn, President
Phillip Silver, Chief, Vision Rehabilitation Service

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and resources—in addition to health services and support groups—that can help families of children with diabetes.
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Maintains support camps for diabetic children.
  • Support Groups
    • Runs discussion and support groups for teens and young adults with type 1 diabetes to help them meet others and share their experiences.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers professional education courses.


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