Parents share their stories about their children's care at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
"When our son, Matt, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the staff asked us if we were prepared to deal with his diabetes and what they could do to help. They prepared us for a whole new way of life. Everyone was so kind and they made Matt feel good about himself. The diabetes team left an impression on Matt that has stuck with him. The physicians took care of Matt physically and emotionally and as parents, we got what we needed, too. To say we're pleased with the care and attention we received at UMass Memorial is an understatement - the staff was outstanding."
"We are very pleased with the care my son has received at UMass Memorial. People we spoke with said we should go to Boston for his care, but we feel we're getting the very best care right here in our city. We're extremely happy."
"Since our son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as an infant, the team at UMass Memorial has literally watched him grow up and over the years, we have celebrated his milestones together. The physicians were very proactive in finding the best solution for him. It's nice to feel that there is more to him than just his diabetes. Going to our appointments is more like visiting with friends than going to the doctor. We get the best care and wouldn't go anywhere else!"
"My experience at UMass Memorial has been absolutely wonderful from the very beginning. Type 1 diabetes is not a 24-hour illness - it is a chronic disease that requires a partnership between patients, their families, and the doctors and nurses. My son feels very comfortable going to UMass Memorial. It's a comfort that the nurses and physicians listen to the parents and respect our opinions."