Monthly Archives: January 2012

Back to Basics of Diabetes: Is Breakfast Necessary?

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 questions. So for those of you a bit too shy to inquire directly, here’s what … Continue reading

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Paula Deen: In Defense of (occasional) Fried Chicken

By Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin Everyone from celebrity hosts of network TV shows to chiefs of medical organizations have an opinion on the Paula Deen affair. It certainly has caused a buzz. So … Continue reading

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Should TAG be a Part of Your Diabetes Meal Plan?

A number of readers have commented on the practice of counting protein and fat when determining insulin boluses, a practice called TAG. There seems to be some confusion on the use of the TAG system in meal planning, so we … Continue reading

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Back to Basics of Diabetes: A1C and blood glucose patterns

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 questions. So for those of you a bit too shy to inquire directly, here’s what … Continue reading

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“Sugar” — A New Play About Living With Diabetes

Diabetes is a familiar condition for many people, but every life lived with diabetes is unique. And for 8 nights, Emerson Professor Robbie McCauley will talk about hers, and the path that took her from America’s South to New York … Continue reading

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Back to Basics of Diabetes: Potatoes, rice, and bread

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 questions. So for those of you a bit too shy to inquire directly, here’s what … Continue reading

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Keywords to know for insulin medication

We’ve been talking a lot about insulin over the past few days. So to wind up this week, here’s an overview of what insulin medication actually is, and what different types are available. Insulin is the medication used to control … Continue reading

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SLIMM T2D Study: Surgery of Lifestyle with Intensive Medical Management in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Description: We are comparing whether bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) or a diabetes and intensive medical and weight management program is more effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients who are modestly overweight. Participants will be randomized … Continue reading

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Insulin Pumps to Get a Make-Over in 2012

2012 may prove to be a bonanza year for pumpers. Pumps are being made slimmer, trimmer and cordless. Roche, Cellnovo, Asante Solutions and Tandem all are expected to launch products this year. A few companies are trying to join Insulet’s … Continue reading

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Back to Basics of Diabetes: Are Insulin Shots Avoidable?

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 questions. So for those of you a bit too shy to inquire directly, here’s what … Continue reading

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