Happy Holidays from Joslin Diabetes Center!

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Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a holiday and a New Year full of good health and happiness.

We’ve had a very exciting year at Joslin.

We’re grateful for the involvement of so many outside the walls of the Clinic who have helped us grow and continue the work that we do and strengthen our ties to the diabetes community. We’ve had some terrific fundraisers and donations this year: Ray Allen’s contribution to the Clinic via the $3 for 3’s fundraiser, the Iacocca Mustang raffle to benefit Joslin and provide another great turn-out for our annual High Hopes Fund gala and the $3.2 million gift from the Thomas J. Beatson, Jr. Foundation to support the Joslin Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic’s care ambassador program and other major initiatives, such as the plan for Joslin WebCare.

This year has also brought a terrific partnership with dlife.com, the respected online diabetes community and forum. Additionally, we’ve agreed on new affiliations with AtlantiCare, a regional healthcare organization based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama; Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in northwest Houston; and Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA), LLP, in Beaumont, Texas.

Most importantly this year has brought continued dedication of our hardworking doctors and researchers to supply our patients with up-to-date and effective information needed to treat diabetes, with an eye on one day finding a cure.

This past year has ushered in the expansion of our pediatric clinic, website expansion for the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin Diabetes Center, further advances in insulin-producing beta cell research and much deserved recognition for members of the Joslin scientific team including the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Dr. Amy Wagers and the Wasserman Merit Award to Dr. Lloyd Paul Aiello for his research on preventing blindness.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for following the blog and using Joslin as one of your resources to gather information on managing/living with diabetes. We look forward to providing you with more of the same in 2011!

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