Monthly Archives: October 2010

Diabetes Weight Management Programs

Being obese or overweight is not only a major risk factor for developing diabetes, but research has shown that it is the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes. Because of this, weight loss and weight management programs are commonly … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Major Emergencies: How to Prepare

The types of major emergencies that require advance preparation for people with diabetes are those where access to food, medicine, and communication is limited, according to Nora Saul, M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E, of the Joslin Clinic.  These can include natural … Continue reading

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Ray Allen Shoots 3-Pointers to Support Joslin Diabetes Center

From the ESPN Boston Celtics Blog: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4677558/community-rondo-picks-pockets-for-parks In a season in which he is set to become the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals, Ray Allen is utilizing his sharpshooting to generate funds for the Joslin Diabetes Center. Fans … Continue reading

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Monitoring Blood Sugar While Trick-or-Treating

Children with diabetes don’t have to miss out on all the Halloween fun if they plan ahead to adjust their diabetes management plans to fit in some of their favorite treats. They should be encouraged to go trick-or-treating with their … Continue reading

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Diets and Diabetes

Unfortunately, here at Joslin Diabetes Center we were not surprised by the projections for rapid growth in type 2 diabetes across the United States that were released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. Among the CDCP’s … Continue reading

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Diabetes-Friendly Halloween Treats

Halloween is supposed to be scary for children. It can also be plenty scary for parents with young children who have diabetes. But with the right planning and preparation, your children don’t have to miss out on all of the … Continue reading

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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. It’s caused by a combination of factors, but usually begins with insulin resistance. Insulin comes from the pancreas and acts as a key … Continue reading

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Donate To Cure Diabetes

Joslin’s leadership in the critical areas of diabetes research, diabetes care and diabetes education produces cutting-edge discovery, unique clinical care models and pioneering educational strategies to benefit all people with diabetes. As an independent 501 (c)(3) institution, we depend on … Continue reading

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Fall Diabetes Recipes

What can I eat? That’s always a big question when you’re newly diagnosed. If you cook, the question becomes, what should I cook? That’s why Joslin.org provides so many diabetes-friendly recipes. With fall in full swing, now’s a great time … Continue reading

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Should I Get Tested For Diabetes?

The last time the National Institutes of Health took a measurement of the diabetes epidemic in the United States, they found that of the 20.8 million Americans affected by diabetes, approximately 30% (or 6.2 million) don’t know that they have … Continue reading

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