Tell us what you’d like to know about diabetes in 2011

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An important part of what we do here at the Joslin Diabetes Center is help to ensure that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives by providing access to  education and information they can use to successfully manage their diabetes.

That’s why we started our regular blog postings.

So far, we’ve shared a lot of with you, including:

  • Whether you should get tested for diabetes
  • What you should know before getting pregnant, if you have diabetes
  • Why cases of childhood diabetes are expected to double by 2020
  • How to live with diabetes and explore vegetarianism
  • How to keep the fun in food with hearty, diabetes-friendly recipes
  • And a lot more …

As this year draws to a close, we’d like to know the questions, topics, subjects and issues about which you’d like to read in 2011.

Respond in the comments section, below, and let us know if there are any topics or subjects relating to diabetes that you’d like us to tackle in the new year. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to get to yours, but we’ll try to cover as many as we can.

Have a happy, healthy and well-informed New Year!

5 Responses to Tell us what you’d like to know about diabetes in 2011

  1. richard hudson says:

    why it is so diffucult to get a cdl with type 1 and why is type 1 in the same catagory as aids

  2. ashley says:

    My best friend is a diabetic (type 2) and she has been for about 10 years now. She has points while were @ work that her sugar gets low and she gets super tired and weak. Her hands and feet become numb and she cries from pain. What can I do to help? Being from a family where diabetes runs on both sides I’m quick to grab OJ or a honey stick? I want to make a small kit to keep with me and her in case her sugar drops. What are somethings I should have in both kits? I mean when her sugar drops it’s super scary

  3. Linda Spencer says:

    Please talk about diabetes and caring for our feet. How do I treat neuropathy? What blend of fabric in soxs is best if I have neuropathy? What are “diabetic shoes” that are advertised on TV?

    Is massaging each foot for 5 minutes each evening helpful? Are there feet exercises to do to stem neuropathy?

    What about hammertoes or clawfoot developing–the turning down of toes. Is that related to diabetes?

    All about feet with be helpful.
    Thank you.

    • admin says:

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for your excellent set of questions. We plan to address them in an upcoming article, which we will post on our blog page.

      Meanwhile, we’ve posted your comments on our blog page.

      Best wishes,

      Joslin Diabetes Center

  4. Sean Mooney says:

    Most type II diabetes research is targeted at the overweight. What research exists and how is it targeted for individuals who are not overweight?

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