Monthly Archives: May 2011

Using the Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load

By Nora Saul M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Manager of Nutritional Education at the Joslin Diabetes Center Everybody has an opinion on the Glycemic Index as a method for glycemic control—it’s either the greatest thing since sliced bread or a trivial … Continue reading

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Soda – 3 Questions about a Summertime Favorite

Last year, Joslin Diabetes Center participated in the Soda-Free Summer Campaign sponsored by the Boston Health Department. We received la lot of questions about soda (aka, pop, tonic, etc.) during the course of the campaign. Here are three of that we … Continue reading

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Considering an Appointment with a Certified Diabetes Educator?

By Nora Saul M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Manager of Nutritional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center If you have diabetes, and whether you see an endocrinologist or primary care physician, you need much more than medical management of your disease. Diabetes is … Continue reading

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7 Highly Effective Skills for Living with Diabetes

When you are first diagnosed with diabetes, it is often overwhelming. There is so much you need to know and do. Often, the pills or insulin the doctor prescribes are the easiest part of the “self-management” regimen. AADE: The American … Continue reading

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The Facts About Fiber

By Nora Saul M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Manager of Nutritional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center Nutritionists and health professionals are always extolling the virtues of a high fiber diet and bemoaning the fact that Americans get so little. But, how … Continue reading

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Smart Diabetes Grocery Shopping

When you are living with diabetes, even everyday activities take on extra importance. That includes grocery shopping. Choosing well in the supermarket is your first stop on the path to healthier eating.  Buying healthy food will help you maintain control … Continue reading

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It’s National “Exercise is Medicine” Month!

Today we want to give you a peek into how Joslin is celebrating “National Exercise is Medicine Month” so you can see we make an effort to follow our own advice—and because we hope you join in, too. Each year, … Continue reading

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The Other Fat

Fat is a problem. We don’t like excess fat in our bellies and thighs, and our lipid (which includes cholesterol) or fat numbers can’t be too high or the doctor will recommend medication. But what if I told you there … Continue reading

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Retraining the Autoimmune System in Type 1 Diabetes

In the autoimmune attack behind type 1 diabetes, you can think of T cells as an improperly trained SWAT team that homes in on insulin-producing beta cells rather than pathogens. Research at Joslin seeks to sort out the diabolically complicated … Continue reading

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Lipids and Diabetes: How Important and Why?

Living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes increases the risk for developing some health problems that may seem only marginally connected to the fluctuating level of your blood sugar. Heart attack and stroke, for example, may not seem to … Continue reading

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