Monthly Archives: September 2012

Joslin’s History Honored in Special Collections Library

Nested among the administrative offices on the fourth floor of the Joslin Diabetes Center (the Joslin) is an extraordinary room, one that houses the institutional memory, and perhaps a bit of the soul, of the Center and its founder, Elliott … Continue reading

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Apples: Good Fall Food for People With Diabetes

Autumn’s warm mid-afternoon days and chilly nights are upon us and its apple picking season here in the Northeast. It makes one think of laughing children sitting high upon their father’s shoulders trying to reach the perfect rosy specimen. Will … Continue reading

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Potassium- Good for your health and not just found in bananas.

Did you know that when you eat strawberries, melon, broccoli, milk, artichokes, apricots, dried beans, milk, yogurt—the list goes on and on—you are consuming the very important mineral potassium? Yes, potassium comes in good and healthy eats. And like fiber, … Continue reading

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Parents and Families of Children with Type 1: You’re Invited!

Join us for “Innovations in Care and Discovery for Children and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes” The President and CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center, John L. Brooks III, cordially invites you to attend Joslin’s first symposium tailored to families and … Continue reading

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What’s Your Breakfast of Champions?

When it comes to breakfast, the first rule for a diabetes educator and nutritionist is to persuade patients of the importance of eating it. And this can be a difficult thing to do. Current habits often die hard and it … Continue reading

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What’s on the Horizon for Insulin?

With the massive and ever-expanding market for diabetes medications, the pharmaceutical companies are burning the midnight oil to outdo each other in the race to develop more perfect insulins and delivery systems. We have come a long way, baby, but … Continue reading

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Benefits of Group Medical Visits When You Have Diabetes

The confidential bond between patient and physician is one of the hallmarks of the American medical system. We demand privacy for our check-ups and procedures as well as our medical records. In fact we have a law called HIPPA or … Continue reading

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Your Fall To-Do List: Tune Up Your Diabetes Care

Forget January—the early days of September are the time to focus on your goals and recommit to your health. The weather is getting cooler, the barometric pressure is thankfully rising and a certain crisp clarity has taken hold. The morning … Continue reading

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Joslin’s Beetham and Mass Eye and Ear Team Up

Good news for patients with diabetes – in the Boston area and everywhere.  Joslin’s Beetham Eye Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear officially celebrated their new collaboration with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 10, right outside the Beetham doors. … Continue reading

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What Are the Therapeutic Goals for Older Adults with Diabetes?

Treating diabetes can be a whole new ballgame for those over 70 due to the many factors that accompany the aging process.  Many older adults with diabetes have additional medical conditions that require concurrent treatment, and they may be on … Continue reading

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