Monthly Archives: June 2011

How Many Types of Diabetes Are There?

This is a question that we get asked regularly. If we asked this question to the general population twenty years ago, a majority probably wouldn’t have any idea.  But today, unfortunately, so many people have diabetes that everyone seems to … Continue reading

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Post-workout Diet for People with Diabetes

Since today’s blog is about post-exercise snack strategies we’re assuming that you are already exercising. But for those who haven’t started yet—and you know who you are—remember that people who have diabetes need to exercise.  Exercise can improve cardiovascular function, … Continue reading

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What Can You Eat When You Have Celiac Disease?

Both diabetes and celiac are chronic auto-immune diseases in which what you eat is a primary treatment. People with celiac disease must avoid foods containing gluten. There are many gluten-free alternatives, but those speciality foods are often higher in carbohydrates. This … Continue reading

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Diabetes and the New USDA Plate

Say goodbye to the Pyramid and hello to the Plate. Recently, the US Department of Agriculture announced its new weapon in the fight against obesity and chronic health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Looking for an easy, powerful … Continue reading

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What’s the “Best Diet” for Diabetes?

By Amy Campbell, MS, RD, CDE Manager, Clinical Education Programs, Healthcare Services, Joslin Diabetes Center If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what to eat for your diabetes or what diet to follow, you might find some guidance … Continue reading

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Talking To Your Children About Your Diabetes

While diabetes can be a scary diagnosis for you, it can also be difficult news to break to your family—especially when you have children. Your children may have questions about your diabetes diagnosis and treatment. By taking control and steering … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Strength Training

The Diabetes Information section of the Joslin web site has numerous articles on Diabetes & Exercise, including a series of demonstrations of Resistance Band Routines by Jacqueline Shahar, M. Ed., RCEP, CDE, manager of exercise physiology in the clinic at … Continue reading

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Celebrating 50 Years on the Front Line of Diabetes Care

by Georgia Feuer, BA Administrative Coordinator Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section In 1961, Donna Younger, M.D., began seeing patients at Joslin Diabetes Center under the guidance of none other than Dr. Elliott P. Joslin himself. Last week, Dr. Younger … Continue reading

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Using the Glycemic Index for Better Blood Glucose Control

By Nora Saul M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Manager of Nutritional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center Today we’re exploring some of the factors that affect the glycemic index (GI) of a food, and how to use the index—along with carb counting—to … Continue reading

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