Monthly Archives: August 2012

Could You Repeat That?: How Diabetes Can Affect Hearing

Maybe it’s from all those mega-decibel rock concerts of your youth or just the ravages of old age, but you find yourself turning up the volume on the radio or TV with increasing frequency. And you are asking people to … Continue reading

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Back to School with Better Nutrition in Massachusetts

There will be some raised eyebrows when students hit the cafeteria on the first day of school across the country. They will be seeing less of some favorite foods and a lot more of others. Building on the new requirements … Continue reading

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A Little Goes a Long Way: Exercise and Diabetes

Don’t feel like getting off the couch? Two new studies have demonstrated the great benefits of mild or short duration exercise on decreasing the risk of diabetes and dispatching abdominal fat. It’s no great secret that many people in the … Continue reading

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Choosing an Insulin Pump Infusion Set

Choosing an infusion set can be just as demanding and time consuming as selecting your insulin pump. The right set can mean the difference between 72 hours of carefree pumping and hours of frustrating high blood glucose levels and numerous … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks to Make Eating Less Easier

Let’s face it, inertia coupled with familiarity is a mighty force and often more than a match for our willpower when it comes to behavior change. This is why lifestyle modification has such a poor long-term record. Perhaps we should … Continue reading

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Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative Wins Distinguished Community Service and Leadership Award

  Joslin Diabetes Center’s Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI) is this year’s recipient of ALPFA’s Distinguished Community Service and Leadership Award for improving health care outcomes for Latinos and minorities in Boston. Latinos are one of several ethnic groups that are … Continue reading

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Camp NYDA Reunion 2013

Did you go to Camp NYDA in upstate New York? A group of former campers is getting together details on a camp reunion for the summer of 2013. Sandy Dettenmayer, one of the organizers, says, “Our group is multi-generational, representing … Continue reading

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Eating Well on a Budget

Despite the taunts of various naysayers it is possible to eat well on a budget—the operating definition meaning to eat healthy foods that taste good. There are, however, two prerequisites: the person attempting this feat must have a basic command … Continue reading

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Joslin Educator Honored with Distinguished Service Award

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) awarded Carole’ Mensing one of its most coveted honors, the Allene Von Son Distinguished Service Award, during its annual meeting on August 3. Mensing, who now works as the Manager for Clinical and … Continue reading

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Your Love Life: How Diabetes Can Affect ED

We often talk about poor diabetes control leading to heart disease and eye disease but it also impact a man’s ability to have intercourse. That can impair sexual pleasure for both men and women. Erectile dysfunction (ED) or its older, … Continue reading

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