The Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Raritan Bay Medical Center, celebrated the opening of its new office location in the Medical and Surgical Pavilion at the medical center’s Old Bridge location in June.
This unique new office, located at 2 Hospital Plaza, includes dedicated space to expand patient education programming as well as a demonstration kitchen where the center’s registered dietitian and area chefs will share techniques to make delicious meals and snacks that are also healthy and diabetic-friendly.
Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) became affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s pre-eminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, in 2014. It provides some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services. The diabetes center’s team, Medical Director Reema Patel, M.D., and Dragana Jokic, M.D., both board certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Internal Medicine, a registered dietitian, nurse educator and other medical and support professionals provide comprehensive services.
The American Diabetes Association has recognized the Joslin Diabetes Center with the Education Recognition Certificate, which recognizes high-quality diabetes self-management education programs. The certificate assures that the center’s educational program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.
The Joslin Diabetes Center mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes. Their vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. The Center undertakes diabetes research, clinical care, education and health and wellness programs on a global scale. We are dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives, and we offer real progress in preventing and curing diabetes.
Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution, academically affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and is recognized worldwide for driving innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care.
To make an appointment, call 732- 360-4070. Dr. Patel is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu and Dr. Jokic in English, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. For more information, visit http://rbmc.org.