Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kids and Ketones: Checking and Treating High Blood Glucose

Low blood glucose levels usually have warning signs such as shaking, sweating and  rapid heartbeat, but high blood glucose levels can be silent until things start to get out of control. The staff in the Joslin Pediatic Clinic has this … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes Day2Day | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Safety of Others: Disposing of Your Sharps

Lancets and needles are the life blood of people with diabetes.  These supplies help keep you aware of your metabolic control and deliver the medicines you need to achieve target glucose levels. But they are sharp and have the potential … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes Day2Day | Tagged | Leave a comment

Reducing Lows on the Playing Field

This question is answered by the Joslin Pediatrics team.  Q: I play on a summer soccer team and lately I have had to sit on the bench for almost half of practice because I am low. Please help! A: Oh … Continue reading

Posted in D-TALES | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care, with Help from Joslin Clinic

Allison Cohen, M.D., M.M.Sc., has been practicing one day a week in the Pediatric clinic as Adolescent/Adult Transition physician at Joslin Diabetes center over the past two years. Here, she talks about her experience working with this population, its triumphs … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes Day2Day | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Gut in Diabetes: Side Effects of Stomach Problems

Many people have heard of celiac disease, gastroparesis and pancreatitis. But do you know about SBBO? It stands for “small bowel bacterial overgrowth,” and it’s characterized by a buildup of bacteria in the intestines. SBBO doesn’t usually show up on … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes Day2Day | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Coconut Oil: Delicious AND Healthy?

White, flaky and sweet coconut is eaten fresh from the gourd or dried and flaked in candies, cakes and pies. Coconut butter is used in suntan lotions and emollients. And some say that coconut oil may be the next great … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Eating | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What to Expect at Your Appointment with a Dietitian

This editorial is by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin.  You have been recently diagnosed with diabetes and your physician has recommended you see the dietitian.  He hands you the dietitian’s name and telephone number … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Eating, Inside Joslin | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Weights and Measures: Translating from Cups to Ounces

If you have ever read the food label on a can of nuts, you will recall that the portions are often listed in ounces—weighed ounces that is. Now many people have no sense of volume or number when they read … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Eating | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Frequent, Personalized Insulin Dosing for Better Care

One of the things that people like about Apple computers or the Windows interface is that it’s mostly dummy proof. Click on a few icons and you can connect to the internet or begin a new spreadsheet in Excel. You … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes Day2Day | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Can You Burn More Calories at Rest? Study says Maybe…

On many diet plans, as long as you stay within the calorie level provided, the world of food is your oyster. You are free to pick and choose those foods that met your preferences. Sure all credible diet plans talk … Continue reading

Posted in Healthy Eating | Tagged , , | Leave a comment