Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
Join The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
The purpose of this group is to have an open forum to discuss challenges and successes in diabetes care.
There will be fun and laughter.
All are welcome to join.
Meet Dr. Jason Sloane
Jason Sloane, MD cares for patients with various forms of diabetes including type 1 and type 2 as well as diabetes related to: obesity, checkpoint inhibitors, surgery, or steroid treatment. His practice includes the care of patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, Grave’s disease, thyroid nodules, Acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, hormone deficiency or excess due to pituitary adenomas, testosterone deficiency, menopause, hyperlipidemia, and osteoporosis.
Dr. Sloane provides a variety of services and procedures including thyroid ultrasound, thyroid biopsies, diabetes education, insulin pump initiation, continuous glucose monitor initiation, and diagnosis of a wide range of diseases characterized by hormone excess or deficiency.
He completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He served as Chief Medical Resident during the final year of his Internal Medicine Residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Sloane earned his Medical Degree from Duke University and his Master’s Degree in Neuroscience from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the Endocrine Society. From September of 2015 to July of 2016, Dr. Sloane served as Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Medical Review. He has authored several peer reviewed research articles as well as professional educational material for providers and patients. In 2015, he was awarded the Albany Medical Center Award for Compassionate Patient Care. Dr. Sloane enjoys sharing clinical knowledge and has participated in both formal teaching of medical professionals as well as community patient education and support. He even founded a type 1 diabetes support group at Massachusetts General Hospital.
When asked about his philosophy as a physician, Dr. Sloane explained, “I am committed to my patients as if they were my family. I know each patient is unique and that the treatment of their disease should fit their needs and situation a best as possible.” He went on to say, “Having been a patient myself, I know that it is vital to treat people fairly, try to address all of their concerns, and be open and honest.”
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is on the rise in the United State, about 7% of the population has diabetes. This disease causes the body to not produce or properly use insulin, which is the hormone used to convert sugar and other foods into energy. A clear cause of diabetes is unkown, but it appears that excess weight and inactivity are contributing factors.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes – a person’s body does not produce insulin. This occurs in about 5-10% of diabetes patients.
Type 2 diabetes – a person’s body is insulin resistant, meaning insulin is not used properly in the body, and the person is insulin deficient. This is the most common type of diabetes.
Gestational diabetes – occurs in pregnant women at a rate of about 4%.