Monthly Archives: December 2011

Managing Diabetes Care with Impaired Vision

Diabetes is still the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. Rates of severe eye disease have diminished vastly due to better glycemic control and advances in eye care, but there are still millions of people with diabetes who … Continue reading

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Coenzyme Q10 and Diabetes?

If you have ever scanned the vitamin aisle in a drug or health food store you have probably come across bottles of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and you may have heard that it could be a useful supplemental therapy in blood … Continue reading

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Back to Basics of Diabetes

By Nora Saul M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Manager of Nutritional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center Great minds think alike—which means that people who are new to diabetes and the world of self management tend to come up with the same … Continue reading

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Joslin Awards 49th 75-Year Medal

Dorothy Jane Williams was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 75-and-one-half-years ago. And on Monday, she became a member of Joslin’s Medalist Study and was honored as the 49th recipient of Joslin’s 75-year medal. The Joslin Medalist Program began in 1970 … Continue reading

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Cholesterol, Plant Sterols, and Your Diabetes

Everyone has heard that dietary cholesterol, which is found only in animal products, is a risk factor for heart disease. But it turns out that not all ‘sterols are bad for your heart. Sterols and stanols derived from plant sources … Continue reading

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Let them eat potatoes

The index of the classic cookbook, The Joy of Cooking, lists a grand total of 67 uses for potatoes. There are potato dumplings. Chantilly potatoes. Boiled, baked, and fried potatoes. Grated and pan-broiled, au gratin, O’Brien and Dauphine. And then … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Sugar Alcohols

Pick up a carton of No Sugar Added ice cream or your favorite brand of sugar-free gum and take a gander at the ingredients.  You may be surprised to find that they are sweetened or partially sweetened with substances whose … Continue reading

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Walgreens Diabetes & You Magazine Wins National Health Information Award

Diabetes & You, Walgreens’ free, quarterly magazine available at Walgreens pharmacies nationwide, was recently awarded the National Health Information Award’s top honor for consumer health information programs and materials.  Specifically, the fall 2010 issue of Diabetes & You received the … Continue reading

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Joslin’s Dr. Wolpert helps set guidelines for CGM Use

After two-and-a-half years of conference calls, meetings, and extensive literature review, a panel of doctors, including Howard Wolpert, M.D., Director of the Insulin Pump  and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Programs at Joslin, have compiled the findings of a number of studies on … Continue reading

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Diabetes in America

There are 26 million Americans living with diabetes today. Roughly 79 million more have pre-diabetes, and many of them might not even know it. That’s about one third of the American population affected by diabetes in one way or another.

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