Monthly Archives: November 2010

What You Should Know About Diabetes and Kidney Disease

The link between diabetes and kidney disease is very real. Between 30-40% of people with type 1 diabetes and 20-30% of people with type 2 diabetes develop kidney disease. Frequent changes in blood vessels can affect the function of the … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Physical This Holiday Season

Even if you did manage to stick to your diabetes management nutrition plan at the Thanksgiving table yesterday, that doesn’t mean that the constant bombardment of holiday food temptation is over. You still have over a month to go. So, … Continue reading

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Tips for Making Truly Sweet Thanksgiving Desserts

If ever there was a holiday that you might look upon with mixed feelings, it’s Thanksgiving.  One the one hand, it can be a truly wonderful holiday, with lots of family and friends. But, let’s face it,  if you have … Continue reading

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Q&A With Joslin’s Suzanne Ghiloni on Diabetes and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is still one of the most challenging times for women with diabetes. A new book that we announced last week aims to address each of these challenges. Staying Healthy with Diabetes—Planning & Managing Your Pregnancy was authored by Suzanne … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes

In celebration of the publication of our latest book, Staying Healthy with Diabetes — Planning and Managing Your Pregnancy, we are pleased to welcome our first guest post from Joslin patient and diabetes blogger, Kerri Sparling. Right now, sleeping in … Continue reading

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Now Available: Joslin Pregnancy and Diabetes Book

As recently as 25 years ago, women with diabetes were told to abandon any hopes of having children. It was considered just too risky for both the mother and her baby. But today, thanks in no small part to the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Diabetes Foot Exams

Diabetes can decrease circulation in your feet and cause nerve damage. These complications can make it difficult to self-diagnosis a foot problem and could increase the time it will take to heal from foot wounds. A yearly foot exam is … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Travel — 10 Tips for a Safe Trip

Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year for travel. If you have diabetes, preparing for even daily activities can require advanced planning. So how do you prepare for travel, which can disrupt your diabetes care routine? Here are 10 … Continue reading

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Ray Allen Is Still Going $3 for 3’s!

Since having his son diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics has stepped up to support the Joslin Diabetes Center–the organization that provided critical diabetes care in his family’s time of need. This basketball season, Ray … Continue reading

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Celebrate World Diabetes Day

This Sunday, November 14, is World Diabetes Day! This annual campaign, symbolized by a blue circle, started in 1991 and has evolved over the years to raise awareness and educate the public about diabetes. Here are some great examples of … Continue reading

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