What is the Joslin Diabetes Center?

The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is the global leader in diabetes research, care and education. Founded by Elliott P. Joslin in 1898, Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School dedicated to conquering diabetes in all of its forms.

In 1987, Joslin’s Affiliated Programs were started to make Joslin’s services and expertise available to premier hospitals, health care systems and physician practices across the United States. These centers communicate with Boston and each other, sharing expertise and knowledge to offer the highest level of treatment to their patients.

Comprehensive Care

At Joslin Diabetes Center, we evaluate each patient’s needs and offer a plan uniquely tailored to meet them. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Intensive Diabetes Care and Management
  • Physician Consultation
  • Medication Management
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Self-Care and Self-Management
  • Individual Education

Group Education

Education empowers our patients. In group education, they meet and gain support from other people with diabetes and learn skills to manage the disease over a lifetime. Classes range from introductory basics for those newly diagnosed to more advanced classes for more experienced patients.

Classes include:

  • Comprehensive Diabetes Education Class

  • Carb Counting / What Is Insulin and How Does It Work?

  • Insulin Pump Training

  • Real World Diabetes

For a complete list of classes, click below on the appropriate location:  

Springfield Schedule

O'Fallon Schedule

Effingham Schedule


Multi-Disciplinary Team

We believe that every interaction with you is an opportunity to create an outstanding patient experience. Our promise of patient-first care means we focus solely on you. We are committed to respecting your needs and dedicated to delivering patient-first care through selfless service.

Our providers are part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive, coordinated care under one roof, including endocrinology, diabetes education, podiatry, optometry, wound care, weight management, cardiovascular and behavioral health care.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need additional information, please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group
1118 Legacy Pointe Drive, Springfield, IL 62711
217-787-6158 (Fax)

1730 E Lake Shore Drive, Decatur, IL 62521
217-787-6158 (Fax)

500 N. Maple St. Suite 200, Effingham, IL 62401
217-347-6698 (Fax)

775 Sunset Blvd Suite B, O'Fallon, IL 62269