Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Joslin Clinic Opinion on Avandia

Not long ago, the Food and Drug Administration placed further restrictions on the use of Avandia (Rosiglitazone) or any medication that contains Avandia (Avandamet or Avandaryl). The restriction came out of concern for increased risk of heart attack from drug … Continue reading

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Save Your Life: Wear Your Medical Bracelet

We often hear from patients in the clinic here at Joslin Diabetes Center that wearing a medical emergency bracelet can be a bit of a nuisance.  To begin with, it’s not exactly a fashion accessory, is it? Nevertheless, you should … Continue reading

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Put Your Kidneys To The Test

The Joslin Clinical Guidelines for Adults with Diabetes recommend that everyone who has diabetes should get two tests at least once a year to measure the health of their kidneys. The risk of developing kidney disease is much higher for … Continue reading

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What You Should Know Before Getting Pregnant If You Have Diabetes

There’s good news if you have diabetes and are thinking of trying to get pregnant. Thanks to the work of physicians like Dr. Florence Brown, director of the Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, your … Continue reading

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Chase Away the Winter Blues with Hearty Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Diabetes doesn’t have to take the fun out of food. There are plenty of delicious recipes specially tailored to a diabetic’s dietary needs. Here are two recipes that we feel embody what winter comfort food should be: hearty, soothing, and … Continue reading

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