Did you know diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death for Alabamians? 16 million Americans have diabetes and 5 million of those don't know they have it. By 2015, it is projected that 225 million people worldwide will have this disease.
Brookwood Medical Center is proud to introduce our affiliation with the Joslin Diabetes Center. The Joslin Diabetes Center brings world-renowned expertise to Brookwood and the communities we serve.
Founded in 1898 by Elliott P. Joslin, MD, the Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s leading diabetes research and clinical care organization. At Joslin, the world’s best researchers and clinicians prevent, treat and strive to cure diabetes and its complications. Their discoveries improve the lives of people with diabetes worldwide and offer the greatest hope for a cure.
Among the Harvard Medical School Affiliated institutions, Joslin is one of the most research-intensive academic medical centers and is unique in its sole focus on diabetes.
Joslin's Affiliated Programs was established in 1987 to make Joslin's program's services, and expertise available to premier healthcare providers across the country. Brookwood Medical Center is one of only 32 nationwide Affiliate locations. Joslin provides clinical, educational, operational, and marketing support to its Affiliates to help ensure that high-quality, comprehensive, and cost-effective diabetes care is available to each partner's community. The affiliated organizations and the patients they serve are in touch with the latest clinical trends and research breakthroughs.
The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Brookwood Medical Center offers a wide range of diabetes care, including specialized treatment, education and support services for diabetes patients ages 18 and older.