Monthly Archives: August 2011

50-Year Medalist Study | looking for type 1 diabetes answers

The Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study has involved a large group of patients who have been insulin dependent for 50 years or longer. Some of the more surprising preliminary results suggest that a majority of Medalists may still be producing insulin. … Continue reading

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Anticipating and Preventing Severe Hypoglycemia

by John Zrebiec,  MSW, CDE Acting Chief,  Diabetes Mental Health and Counseling Services,  Joslin Diabetes Center It is no surprise that anyone with diabetes worries about long-term  complications, and many studies—especially the now-famous Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)—have confirmed … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Your Skin

Diabetes affects many organs in the body, and the skin, the largest organ in the human body, isn’t exempt. Our skin is a pretty nifty organ. Not only does it serve as a barrier to protect our internal organs, it … Continue reading

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Diabetes Peer Education | the view from China

This blogger has been on the move.  If you recall, I was in ‘Vegas two weeks ago and wrote about the use of technology to help with diabetes education and self-management and to more efficiently use the limited time patients … Continue reading

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Exercising with Diabetes Complications

So you have had diabetes for a long time and have developed complications.  You may think you are off the hook for engaging in physical activity, but our resident manger of exercise physiology, Jackie Shahar, disagrees. In Joslin’s Easy Start … Continue reading

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Brown Fat in Kids | a new study from Joslin Diabetes Center and Children’s Hospital Boston

What’s cool about brown fat is that a little goes a long way, burning huge numbers of calories. Scientists have long known about brown fat, a “good” fat found in babies that increases the expenditure of energy. But they’ve generally … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Your Mouth | the bad news relationship between diabetes and oral health

Diabetes affects so many organs–your eyes, your heart, your kidneys, your nerves.  But did you know that controlling your blood glucose can be vital to preserving the health of your teeth and gums? And that maintaining good oral health can … Continue reading

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Technology and Diabetes Care | questions from the AADE annual meeting

Greetings from the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in sunny, hot and sizzling Las Vegas.  Thousands of us gathered in the city of sin to network and learn what is new and exciting in the … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Middle School | What Do You Suggest?

Middle school is a real transition for kids, and having diabetes can present a whole host of new challenges. Based on your experience as a parent or as a former middle-school student, what would you recommend for anyone who has a … Continue reading

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