The past few years have been filled with progress as the Adult Clinic continues to strive for excellence in diabetes care and research. The Adult Clinic provides care for approximately 3,500 patients ages 18-75.
The addition of Dr. Sarit Polsky and Dr. Vial Shah, who both joined the Clinic in 2014, means that the Adult Clinic is now able to accept new patients, particularly those with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes education is extremely vital to the Young Adult Clinic, whether the patient is newly diagnosed or has had diabetes for over 50 years. As knowledge of type 1 diabetes expands and changes, it is our commitment that our patients share in that knowledge also.
Each of our patients is seen by at least one educator before he or she sees the physician. We have found this approach to be of utmost importance as it allows the patient to voice concerns about hypoglycemia, medications or other issues, as well as learn about improved therapies for diabetes care.
On staff, we are pleased to provide access to clinical social workers, a pharmacist, nurses, as well as dieticians, who are Certified Diabetes Educators.
These professionals educate our patients on how to effectively self manage their diabetes and to troubleshoot obstacles they may face in their health.
Our clinic has seen tremendous success with its newly implemented educational classes (see below) featuring carbohydrate counting instruction, insulin pump training, and continuous glucose monitor training. We also offer clinical trials for patients.
Adult Clinic Director:
Satish Garg, MD