Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tips for Enjoying Thanksgiving with Diabetes

Thanksgiving can be challenging for people with diabetes who are trying to manage blood glucose levels and weight. Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are high in fat as well as carbohydrates, but with careful planning, you can make healthy choices that … Continue reading

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The Essentials of Diabetes Eye Care

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of adult-onset blindness? But with yearly eye exams to monitor your eye health, it doesn’t have to be. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, here are some things you can do … Continue reading

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Things to Know for the Newly Diagnosed

Getting diagnosed with diabetes can be scary news, but education and preparation for your new life living with the disease can make all the difference.  Here are some tips from the diabetes specialists in the Joslin Clinic.  They will help … Continue reading

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Why Join Joslin’s Outpatient Intensive Diabetes Treatment Program?

Joslin’s DO IT program provides a combination of individual attention and small-group education with the focus on you—what you need to do to get on and stay on the pathway to health. This four-day program is a chance to tune-up … Continue reading

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Teaching Teens to Cope with Diabetes

If you have a teen with type 1 diabetes, you’ll enjoy reading this. “We need more complex and creative approaches in diabetes education for teenagers, and we’re all still trying to figure out the best way to do this,” said … Continue reading

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

People with type 2 diabetes frequently experience certain symptoms. These include: being very thirsty frequent urination blurry vision irritability tingling or numbness in the hands or feet frequent skin, bladder or gum infections wounds that don’t heal extreme unexplained fatigue … Continue reading

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Diabetes Prevention

Last week the Centers for Disease Control predicted that by 2050 one-third of people in the U.S. could have diabetes!  With the obesity epidemic growing worse all the time, type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common in children and teenagers. … Continue reading

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Flu Shots for People with Diabetes

Each year people with diabetes are offered flu vaccinations. Should you get an annual flu shot if you have diabetes? Read The Flu Shot and Diabetes

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  All over the U.S.,  people with diabetes and the people who care for them are gearing up to promote diabetes awareness and advocate for more support for diabetes research.  The buzz within the diabetes … Continue reading

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