Inpatient Type 1 Diabetes & Eating Disorders Treatment for Adolescents & Adults
Restoring Health & Beginning the Journey toward Eating Disorder Recovery
Walden Behavioral Care and Joslin Diabetes Center joined together to provide programs for patients with an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes. This alliance involves on-going training and consultation provided by Joslin to Walden Behavioral Care’s doctors and nurse practitioners. Upon admission to Walden, a patient meets with a Joslin endocrinologist who creates an individualized treatment plan. The focus of treatment is to help individuals better manage their diabetes and have the appropriate resources in place to reach a lasting recovery from their eating disorder.
Requirements for the Adolescent & Adult Inpatient Type 1 Diabetes & Eating Disorder Program:
- Female and male, 12 years of age or older
- Require 24 hour care
Treatment for the Adolescent & Adult Inpatient Type 1 Diabetes & Eating Disorder Program:
Treatment includes: a medical evaluation by a Joslin Diabetes Center endocrinologist; implementation of a diabetes treatment plan; ongoing medical evaluation and management, case management; individualized nutritional counseling and coaching; individual, family and group therapy; and 24-hour nursing care.
Treatment Team for the Adolescent & Adult Inpatient Type 1 Diabetes & Eating Disorder Program Includes:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Mental Health Counselors
Goals of the Adolescent & Adult Inpatient Type 1 Diabetes & Eating Disorder Program Include:
- Stabilize patient, both medically and behaviorally.
- Implement a diabetes treatment plan.
- Decrease use of eating disorder behaviors.
- Educate patients about eating disorders and proper nutrition, with the aim of reducing anxiety, promoting coping skills and restoring hope for recovery.
- Prepare patients for the next step in recovery.
For more information about Walden’s Diabetes and Eating Disorder Program or to schedule an intake, please contact Walden’s Admissions Department at 781-647-6727.