Monthly Archives: December 2011

Toasting the Holidays: Can Alcohol and Diabetes mix?

By Amanda Kirpitch, MA, RD, CDE, LDN The holiday season is in full swing! And with all the delicious food choices comes plenty of tempting alcoholic treats, as well. While we certainly don’t need alcohol to socialize, many enjoy having … Continue reading

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The Skinny on Fats: the difference between brown and white

Our posts on research being done at Joslin Diabetes Center on brown fat prompted anumber of our readers to send in questions on this subject. We picked some questions that have come up repeatedly and asked Aaron Cypess, M.D., Ph.D., … Continue reading

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Stress, Depression, and Diabetes: How to Manage Your Self-Management

If you are not managing your self-care well, you are not alone. The DAWN (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs) study, an international survey of adults with diabetes, found that patient-reported adherence to diabetes self-care regimens was poor. Fewer than 40 … Continue reading

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Diabetes Diary? Me, I am not the journal type

In life, there seem to be two kinds of people. Some are big picture people—they see a whole, beautiful forest, but they overlook the lone oak tree losing its leaves right in front of them. Some are more detail-oriented—they focus … Continue reading

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Boston Cannons Midfielder Chris Eck Gives the Short Stick to Diabetes

Chris Eck knows well how to faceoff with a short stick on the lacrosse field. Now, he’s learning how to do it off the field, in the game called living with diabetes. The 26-year-old Eck is a midfielder and faceoff … Continue reading

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A Look at Joslin’s Diabetes Outreach Programs

Amy Campbell MS, RD, LDN, CDE, is a nutritionist at Joslin Diabetes Center and part of the Healthcare Services team that works on outreach projects that enable the Center to reach beyond our clinic to provide support for people with … Continue reading

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Take the Joslin CarbChallenge | Interactive game teaches carb counting

Have fun and improve your carb counting skills. Click here to start the game. The Joslin CarbChallenge is an online, interactive activity that gives people with diabetes the opportunity to test their knowledge of the carbohydrate content in a variety … Continue reading

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