Monthly Archives: May 2012

One Great Thing — From Educator Nora Saul

This editorial is by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin As an educator who has met with hundreds of patients over the years, I have a unique opportunity to have witnessed greatness in the making.  … Continue reading

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Your A1C, and What You (And Your Doctor!) Should Know

The A1C is a powerful tool for both patients and physicians. It can be used to diagnose both diabetes and pre-diabetes and as a measure of a person’s glycemic control over a 2 month period. Yet it isn’t infallible. There … Continue reading

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2012 Diabetes Blog Week Starts Soon!

2012 Diabetes Blog Week is beginning on Monday. Started three years ago by Karen Graffeo of Bitter~Sweet, each day covers a different aspect of living with diabetes. It’s a great way to share your stories and connect with other people … Continue reading

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New Guidelines for Cholesterol Levels in People With Diabetes

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has come out with a new set of cholesterol guidelines for patients with diabetes.   Some of these new target levels are numbers that practicing endocrinologists have been using for years, but others add an … Continue reading

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Joslin’s 51st 75-Year Medalist: “It’s a Winning Battle”

Barbara Wagler was 12 years old on Feb. 10, 1936 when her mother took her to get a Valentine’s Sundae at a local ice cream shop. That sundae sent Barbara to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with type 1 … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating to Help Your Diabetes

“I know what I should do, I just can’t get myself to do it!” It’s a refrain dieticians hear too often from patients having trouble changing their diets. And seven out of ten times they are right–they do know what … Continue reading

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May is “Exercise is Medicine” Month!

You’ve heard that when you have diabetes, keeping active is a huge part of your treatment. But do you know why? Exercise increases glucose uptake and helps your body use the glucose better for between 24 and 48 hours after … Continue reading

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