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Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes is a disease in which the body's blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, the body has trouble making or using insulin well.

Programs + Services


Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Clinical Nutrition at Tufts Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient nutritional services.
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Weight and Wellness Center

The Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center offers a top weight loss program that includes surgical and medical weight loss options to patients.
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Diabetes Center

The Diabetes Center in downtown Boston provides a full range of services for the diagnosis and management of diabetes and its complications with an emphasis on prevention.
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General Endocrine Clinic

The General Endocrine Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides evaluation and treatment for patients with a wide range of endocrine disorders.
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Lifestyle Coaching Program for Diabetes and Weight Loss

The Lifestyle Coaching Program for Diabetes Reversal at Tufts Medical Center helps patients lose weight to reduce their risk of diabetes or complications.
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Doctors + Care Team

Ronald M. Lechan, MD, PhD
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Ronald M. Lechan, MD, PhD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Director, Hypothalamic and Pituitary Disease Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Hypothalamic disease, pituitary disease, disorders of the thyroid, adrenal disease, islet cell tumors

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Edward Saltzman, MD

Edward Saltzman, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition; Director, Adult Nutrition Support Services; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Dean for Education, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition
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Enteral and parenteral nutrition

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Anastassios G. Pittas, MD, MS

Anastassios G. Pittas, MD, MS

Title(s): Co-Director, Diabetes and Lipid Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Endocrinology, diabetes, pre-diabetes, vitamin D deficiency

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Andrew S. Greenberg, MD

Andrew S. Greenberg, MD

Title(s): Endocrinologist; Dr. Robert and Veronica Atkins Professor in Metabolism and Nutrition, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-556-3144
Fax #: 617-556-3224

Obesity, lipid disorders, diabetes, general endocrinology

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Jacqueline T. Kung, MD

Jacqueline T. Kung, MD

Title(s): Director, Thyroid Disease Clinic; Endocrinologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-8187

Thyroid disease, neck ultrasound, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy

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Joel B. Mason, MD

Joel B. Mason, MD

Title(s): Gastroenterologist; Professor, Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutritional Science and Policy; Senior Scientist and Director, Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-1480

Nutritional aspects of gastrointestinal disease, home nutritional therapy, enteral and parenteral nutrition, nutrition and cancer prevention

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Julie Howe, MSN

Julie Howe, MSN

Title(s): Nurse Practitioner
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Type 1, type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Lisa Ceglia, MD

Lisa Ceglia, MD

Title(s): Director, Metabolic Bone Diseases Clinic; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Metabolic bone disease, nutrition, general endocrinology

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Michael L. Dansinger, MD, MS

Michael L. Dansinger, MD, MS

Title(s): Internist; Staff Member, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Director, Lifestyle Coaching for Diabetes Weight Loss; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-8107

Lifestyle management of diabetes, heart disease risk factors, obesity, internal medicine

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Richard D. Siegel, MD
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Richard D. Siegel, MD

Title(s): Co-Director, Diabetes and Lipid Center; Endocrinologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Diabetes, obesity, inpatient and outpatient diabetes, general endocrinology

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Research + Clinical Trials


Assessment of Coagulation Factors in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Related Conditions

This non-interventional study seeks to determine the validity of the hypothesis that individuals with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and/or its related conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and obesity have elevated levels of two related coagulation proteins on their circulating blood cells, which are believed to play an important role in the development and progression of liver disease.
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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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