88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
Morton Hospital's diabetes program is facilitated through our Steward
Medical Group (SMG) Specialty Care office, located in the Myles Standish
Industrial Park in Taunton. Our team is comprised of two
board-certified diabetes and endocrinology specialists, as well as a
registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
In addition to treating patients with diabetes, SMG Specialty Care offers education, individual teaching, group classes and support groups.
Dan Tang, MD
Margaret Pochay, RD, CDE
Our team will help you manage your diabetes effectively in a way that allows you to maintain a fulfilling lifestyle - all with the added convenience of receiving your care close to home.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body lacks insulin or is unable to use insulin effectively. Insulin is a body hormone that breaks down sugar from foods we eat. If insulin isn’t available or not working well, blood sugar gets too high.
It can make you:
Diabetes can occur in anyone. However, a family history of diabetes places you at a higher risk. Diabetes can occur in both younger and older people, but the risk increases after age 40. If you are overweight or have high blood pressure, your risk for diabetes is higher. Women who develop gestational diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. Some nationalities are also more likely to develop type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
SMG Specialty Care
John Adams Medical Center
100 Industrial Park Road, Suite 2
Taunton, MA 02780