Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hypoglycemia or Low Blood Sugar: The Symptoms

by Nora Saul, M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Do you remember the scene in the film Steel Magnolias where Julia Roberts’ character is in Dolly Parton’s beauty parlor and all of a sudden she is sweating and gets agitated for no … Continue reading

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Is There A “Diabetes Diet”?

Many misconceptions exist about diabetes – especially, those involving diet. When people are first diagnosed with diabetes, one of the first things they often hear from others is that they’re going to have follow a diabetic diet, which usually means … Continue reading

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How To Get Started On Your Diabetes Treatment Plan

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling overwhelmed. There’s a lot to take in, pay attention to and learn. The first and most important step to take is to develop a diabetes-treatment plan. Your plan should … Continue reading

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Inaccurate Blood-Glucose Readings Can Be Caused By A Number Of Factors

If you have diabetes, your blood-glucose meter is a critical tool that gives you the necessary insight as to what’s going on inside your body at a given moment—an absolutely essential piece of knowledge, particularly if you use insulin. That’s … Continue reading

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T2 Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Risk Factors

While we’re not entirely sure what causes a person to develop type 1 diabetes, there are a number of “markers” for identifying what could lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. Knowing these risks can help you to be … Continue reading

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TJMaxx Partners with Joslin Diabetes Center to Benefit the High Hopes Fund

We just received a reminder from the folks in the Joslin Diabetes Center Development Office. They’re the folks who work hard all year to raise the money needed to support Joslin’s work in diabetes research and clinical care. From January … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Heart Risk

If you have diabetes, you could also have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Cardiovascular disease can be brought on or complicated by poor leg circulation, also a risk for … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Blood-Pressure Management

When we think of managing our diabetes, we usually think of testing our blood glucose levels. But there are a number of other important tests that we should never forget. One of those is a regular blood pressure test. Florence … Continue reading

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Is the Glycemic Index too complex to be useful as a meal-planning tool for people with diabetes?

The nutrition educators in the clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center are often asked by patients about whether they should be utilizing the glycemic index as part of their meal planning. The glycemic index indicates the after-meal response your body has … Continue reading

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Solving sleep problems with healthy habits

Sleep complaints are common among those with diabetes, according to Elizabeth Bashoff, M.D., Clinic Physician, at Joslin Diabetes Center.  “The important thing to do first is to pinpoint why you are not sleeping.” There are a wide variety of reasons … Continue reading

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