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Joslin Center opens Southington office for diabetes care

Southington [May 28 2010] - The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at The Hospital of Central Connecticut will celebrate the opening of its new Southington office at the Bradley Memorial campus with a Friday, June 11 open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m., that will include free glucose and osteoporosis screenings.

The office, which opened early May, is aimed at serving a growing number of diabetics, and also provides other endocrinology services. A third Joslin Center office is scheduled to open Oct. 1 at 11 South St., Farmington.

“Clearly there is a growing population of people with diabetes,” says Latha Dulipsingh, M.D., FACP, FACE, medical director of the Joslin Affiliate at HCC. “The new locations will provide comprehensive diabetes care for a larger footprint.”

The Bradley Memorial campus office, located on the third floor, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Endocrinologist Manmeet Kaur, M.D., sees patients by physician referral and appointment. In addition, a diabetes educator is available by appointment for individual consultations. Office phone number is 860-224-5672.

Open house guests will have the opportunity to meet staff; refreshments will be provided.

The Joslin Center, with its primary office at the New Britain General campus, provides individualized care for people 18 and older with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, as well as pregnant women with diabetes. Since 1997, the hospital has been affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, a world leader in diabetes treatment, research and education. For more information, please call 1-888-4Joslin (1-888-456-7546).

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900, x6507

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