Monthly Archives: April 2012

Eye Can See Clearly Now: Injection Treatment for Eye Disease in Diabetes

Laser therapy has been the cornerstone of treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy and macular edema for over thirty years. Panretinal photocoagulation, developed at Joslin’s Beetham Eye Institute, has been a major breakthrough in preserving the vision of people with even … Continue reading

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Back in Sandals? Check Your Feet!

Bright reds, yellows, aquas with ankle straps and pretty buckles or maybe a sensible Birkenstock in neutral tan: it’s getting to be sandal season again. There’s nothing finer than feeling a gently warm breeze between your toes on a glorious … Continue reading

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Statins and Diabetes: Joslin Doctor Responds to Controversy

Earlier this year, the FDA placed a warning label on the class of LDL cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. The label states that “increases in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and fasting serum glucose levels have been reported with statin use,” but continued … Continue reading

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More Than Pill Dispensers: How Your Pharmacist Can Help Your Diabetes

Despite what those pharmacy commercials exemplifying the close patient pharmacist team tell us, most of us have limited interaction with our druggist. We drop off our prescriptions at one window and pay for them at another. If we have a … Continue reading

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Operation or Modification?: Weight Loss and Diabetes

This is the final post in a three-week series on gastric surgery. When you’re overweight with type 2 diabetes losing weight isn’t just a desire—it’s part of your recommended care. Insulin resistance increases with your BMI, so slimming down and … Continue reading

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Protein Breakdown: What it Does for Your Diabetes

Carbs, carbs, carbs – reading diabetes magazines and talking to doctors and dietitians you could get the impression that managing your diet is all about how much and what type of carbohydrate foods you are eating. Now there is no … Continue reading

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Team Joslin 2012: Running For Hope

Today, over 20 thousand people will run along 26.2 miles of eastern Massachusetts streets, starting on the wood-lined pavement of route 135, winding along route 16, and finally battling up the Newton hills that dot route 30 for the 2012 … Continue reading

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Prep for Greatness: Nutrition for Physical Training

Whether you will be pounding the pavement up Heartbreak Hill this Monday or know an iron man competition is in your future, you need to think about how to best nourish your body. To ensure you have the energy and … Continue reading

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What To Expect Post-Gastric Surgery

This is week two of a three-week series on gastric surgery. So you have been thinking about gastric bypass surgery. You not alone. It is big business and it is growing every year. Over 200,000 people chose this route to … Continue reading

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Yoga and Diabetes: Relax and Get Fit

Yoga’s trendy: you can tell because Groupon has started offering great deals on a regular basis. But should people with diabetes ride its popularity wave? Despite its recent upswing in followers, yoga has been helping people improve strength, balance and … Continue reading

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