Monthly Archives: February 2013

For Type 2–Once on Insulin, Always on Insulin?

At present, a life of insulin therapy is guaranteed if you have type 1 diabetes.  This isn’t always the case if you have type 2 diabetes, however.  People with type 2 diabetes may use insulin at varying points in their … Continue reading

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M. Donna Younger, M.D., Honored at Joslin Ceremony

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, M. Donna Younger, M.D. of the Joslin Clinic Adult Section was recognized and honored for her 50 plus year career at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Dr. Younger first joined Joslin in 1959 when she arrived on … Continue reading

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ADA 2013 Standards of Medical Care for Pediatrics and Young Adults

The American Diabetes Association has released their 2013 Standards of Medical Care. Not too much changed this year in the Standards of Care for children and adolescents, with only four revisions to cover. One of the most important changes was … Continue reading

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2013 Standards of Medical Care In Diabetes

Every year the American Diabetes Association publishes its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, updated recommendations for health care providers to use when treating people with diabetes, in a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care.  It provides guidelines … Continue reading

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Obesity Counseling for People on Medicare

Good news for those over 65 years of age who need to lose a significant amount of weight.  Medicare is now paying for intensive obesity behavioral counseling for those participants who are obese (BMI >-30kg/m).  And one of the best … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia Unawareness: What You Should Know

All people with type 1 and some people with type 2 diabetes will experience an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) sometime during the course of their disease. For some people with type 1 this can be become an every … Continue reading

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Blizzard Watch in New England! Be Prepared!

With the big snowstorm coming our way in New England, now is a good time to make sure you are well prepared for an emergency situation. Check to see that  you have adequate medication reserves- you don’t want to find … Continue reading

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Have a Diabetes-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day…the “Hallmark holiday” of romantic love. People everywhere use this holiday as a day to express their love to others by sending greeting cards, flowers, valentines, and lots and lots of chocolate. Also, people feel obligated to dine out … Continue reading

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Get Your Flu Shot!

This year’s flu is the worst we have seen in a while. Patients are flooding into their physician’s offices and emergency rooms.  Forty-two states have reported widespread flu activity and over 100 people have died so far, and it is … Continue reading

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New Steps Forward in Understanding Genetics Behind MODY

Joslin scientists report the first generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with an uncommon form of diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY). These cells offer a powerful resource for studying the role of genetic factors … Continue reading

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