Monthly Archives: May 2012

Joslin Educator Wins Communication Award

Amy Campbell, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E., has been awarded the 2012 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication for her article on probiotic and prebiotics for Diabetes Self-Management, a magazine geared for people with diabetes. For over 20 years, … Continue reading

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Tight Blood Glucose Control is Good for Your Heart

Results from the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC), study, a continuation of the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial (DCCT), have proven that intensive control has the same positive benefits for cardiovascular disease as for the microvascular complications of … Continue reading

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Gastroparesis and Diabetes: Another Aspect of Neuropathy

Patients with long standing diabetes usually have some evidence of damage to the nervous system, or neuropathy.  If you have neuropathy you may be familiar with pain, tingling, numbness or loss of feeling in the feet or hands (called peripheral … Continue reading

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Attacking Autoimmunity at the Genetic Level

Stephan Kissler, Joslin’s new addition to the immunology team, is trying to crack the genetic code behind type 1 diabetes. And the end result could prevent the disease from happening in the first place. Type 1 diabetes happens when the … Continue reading

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What They Should Know–From Mark Mariano

Friday’s post: Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September.  The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”.  Let’s do a little advocating and post … Continue reading

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What They Should Know — From Educator Nora Saul

Friday’s post: Today let’s borrow a topic from a #dsma chat held last September.  The tweet asked “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?”.  Let’s do a little advocating and post … Continue reading

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Fantasy Diabetes Device — From Educator Nora Saul

Thursday’s Post: Today let’s tackle an idea inspired by Bennet of Your Diabetes May Vary.  Tell us what your Fantasy Diabetes Device would be?  Think of your dream blood glucose checker, delivery system for insulin or other meds, magic carb … Continue reading

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Pediatric Educator Celebrated for 40 Years at Joslin

Cynthia Pasquarello, B.S.N., R.N., C.D.E., an educator in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Program, has seen a lot of diabetes history. She started at the Joslin Diabetes Center in 1972, surrounded by the pioneers of diabetes research and care—including … Continue reading

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One Thing to Improve — From Educator Nora Saul

Wednesday’s Prompt: Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at.  Today let’s look at the flip-side.  We probably all have one thing we could try to do … Continue reading

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One Great Thing — From “Diabetic Diva”

Tuesday’s Prompt: Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”.  But today it’s time to give ourselves some … Continue reading

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