Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes — leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.
At Joslin, every person is dedicated to realizing our vision of a world without diabetes and its complications through a relentless pursuit of our mission:
To improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education, and research that will lead to prevention and cure of the disease.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
To make an appointment
at Joslin Diabetes Center, please call 956-362-5650.
Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
In 2011, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance established an affiliation with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Marcel B. Twahirwa, MD. Dr. Twahirwa is Board Certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Internal Medicine and he has specialized in diabetes care since 1998. Dr. Twahirwa speaks four languages: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Twahirwa is supported by a clinical care team with extensive knowledge in diabetes care. The team includes a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian, and nurse practitioners.
The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance offers cutting edge diabetes care and general endocrine care. We provide specialized treatment for diabetes neuropathy, gestational diabetes, excessive hair growth, thyroid disease, impotence, and other hormonal disorders, as well as critical care assessment for the diabetic population. We also house a certified research program that has both clinical and laboratory research specific to the Hispanic population.
The History of Joslin Diabetes Center
More than a century after its creation, Joslin Diabetes Center continues its tradition of excellence as an internationally recognized diabetes treatment, research and education institution. Though our focus is on what we can do today and in the future to improve the lives of people with diabetes, we also honor our past achievements—on which those of today are built.
Our research model allows basic researchers and clinicians to forge a bond that fosters creative thinking and spurs discovery. Some of the most important discoveries and improvements in diabetes care were developed at Joslin Diabetes Center. Joslin’s founder, Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., believed that the key to managing diabetes lay with patient involvement, education and empowerment. This is still the core of Joslin Care today. To make an impact globally on the care of diabetes beyond our walls has taken an expansion of facilities and programs, as well as bonds forged with other institutions.