Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

  Happy Halloween from Joslin Diabetes Center! We know that Halloween can be difficult for people with diabetes (all that candy!), so here are some resources for putting the emphasis less on candy and more on spooky activities. Or, if … Continue reading

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Good For You? Maybe Not: Some Tricky Foods That Can Be Nutritionally Deceptive

We all know that certain foods are good for us—plain non-starchy vegetables for example.  It isn’t easy to come up with a lot of nutritional negatives to denigrate spinach or broccoli.   But there are some foods that we think of … Continue reading

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Is It Really Type 2?

The diagnosis of a child with type 1 diabetes is usually straightforward. The symptoms are classic and well-known to any physician—polydipsia, polyphagia, and polyuria: the child with uncontrolled blood sugars is forever thirsty, hungry and running to the bathroom to … Continue reading

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Powered Up Pen or Pump on Training Wheels? A New Insulin Delivery Device for People With Type 2

There is a new category of insulin device on the market that is aimed at patients with type 2 diabetes.  It’s a disposable insulin delivery device, and right now there is only one vendor supplying this product, but if the … Continue reading

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How to Fast Safely When You Have Diabetes

Fasting has a place in the pantheon of many religions as well as being a standard way of performing sacrifice in many cultures. Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days in the Jewish religious calendar includes fasting as part of … Continue reading

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Doctor-Patient Interaction Focus of 6th Annual Mackay Forum

When patients and doctors can engage in honest conversation, that’s when care is at its best. That was the take-home message of “What People Think About Diabetes, Why It Matters, and What Can Be Done,” the 6th Annual Harriet Mackay … Continue reading

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Insulin Injection Sites: A Review

When it comes to injecting insulin, the stomach, the buttocks, the back of the arm and the thigh have something in common. They usually contain enough fatty issue to be good depots for insulin administration. As any educator will tell … Continue reading

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Trying Vegan Diets with Diabetes

One size doesn’t fit all; not for clothes and not for diet either.   If a moderate carbohydrate omnivore diet using carbohydrate counting doesn’t float your boat, there is evidence that a well-balanced vegan diet can achieve the same glycemic goals for people with type … Continue reading

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Top 10 Foods for Diabetes and Pregnancy

Guest post by Regina M. Shirley RD, LDN of Serving Up Diabetes

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Nuts for Nuts: A Great Food for People With Diabetes

Ask a diabetes educator about what you can have as a snack and inevitably (s)he will mention nuts. When she does you won’t wince or twist your mouth into a moue of polite disdain  Crunchy, with a slightly sweet, rich aroma … Continue reading

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