Monthly Archives: March 2012

What is Diabetes? The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

26 million people in America have it, in one type or another. 79 million have pre-type 2. But what exactly is Diabetes? There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings surrounding the disease, particularly when it comes to type 1 … Continue reading

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Metformin Recognized by ACP as Best Drug for Type 2

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released its new guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. After extensive review of the evidence, through a literature search spanning the years 1966 through 2010, the society concluded that metformin should … Continue reading

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Plan Your Meals with a New App from Joslin’s AADI

Drop chicken into the wok, listen as it sizzles and pops. Toss in a few snap peas, sprinkle on some spices, and stir. Watch as a dragon in chef’s garb rates the nutritional value of your dish. Drag ’n Cook, … Continue reading

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Should We Change How We Read the Food Label?

This editorial is by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin Today, a patient asked me a question that started me thinking about Carl Bialik’s recent Wall Street Journal editorial on food labels and the metric … Continue reading

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March is National Nutrition Month

Nutrition must be genuinely important on the celebrity recognition circuit: it gets a whole month.  Think about it, Lincoln and Washington don’t even get their own days anymore; they’re relegated to share a single President’s day.  But National Nutrition Month … Continue reading

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Who Said Bigger is Better?

It is not just insulin pumps that keep getting smaller and more intelligent.  Researchers have started to experiment with nanotherapeutics as a way to prevent and treat type 1 diabetes. Clinical trials for this technology may be years away, but … Continue reading

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Strengthen Your Skeleton

“Got Milk?” exploded onto our television sets in 1993. Since then, the simple catchphrase has spawned countless spinoffs and spoofs. Those two simple words latched themselves onto pop culture and still haven’t let go, almost 20 years later. But there’s … Continue reading

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How Habits Form (And What You Can Do About It!)

A few weeks ago, the New York Times Magazine ran an intriguing article on product marketing called “Psst, You in Aisle 5.” Paralleling the discussion of how product marketers collect vast amounts of information about us and use this information … Continue reading

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Product Review | Medtronic mySentry Offers Peace of Mind

When it comes to children, the market is flooded with devices offering peace of mind: nanny cams, cell phones with GPS tracking devices and baby monitors to name a few. Now Medtronic has come up with a device to give … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road of Drug Trials

Patients often wonder why there aren’t more options for medications. Getting a new drug to market can take anywhere from 8 to 20 years from development to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. It is costly and the route is … Continue reading

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