Monthly Archives: April 2013

In the Brain, Not All Sugars Created Equal

Ingesting fructose could be making you hungry, concludes a study by Robert Sherwin, M.D., and colleagues at Yale University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in January. Employing functional MRIs (fMRIs), researchers looked at the differences in … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Well, we did it.  The United States has reached a critical mass of children developing type 2 diabetes. One out of three children diagnosed with diabetes today are diagnosed with type 2.  That’s a very scary statistic.   It’s what drove … Continue reading

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GERD, or Heartburn, and How to Fight It

Although you might not now know it from its scientific name—GERD—almost everybody, whether they have diabetes or not, has had at least one episode of heartburn. Most of us have experienced it at one time or another and it is … Continue reading

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Diabetes: A Family Affair

When you have diabetes it is likely that you have had to make some lifestyle changes, especially in the departments of diet and physical activity. Unless you are a recluse, the modifications you make in your life have implications for … Continue reading

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Come Sail Away and Don’t Gain an Ounce

This editorial is by Nora Saul,  M.S., R.D., C.D.E. The challenge: Take a seven-day cruise to the Western Caribbean aboard a floating hotel with an all you can eat prepaid 24-hour a day meal service and maintain boarding weight, while not … Continue reading

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Team Joslin & Marathon Monday 2013

The excitement of Marathon Monday began this morning at dawn as thousands of runners proceeded towards the buses that shuttled them to the race start in Hopkinton. Spectators began claiming their spots and lining the streets to wave and cheer … Continue reading

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New Drug for Type 2 Diabetes Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Johnson & Johnson’s first of a new class of anti-diabetes drugs, called Invokana, to treat type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects about 24 million people and accounts for more than 90 … Continue reading

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Your Medical Alert: Jewelry, Wallet Cards, Tattoos?

____ Happens!  You can’t prevent every bad thing from happening in life.  Even if you follow all seven healthy behaviors for diabetes (healthy eating, monitoring, physical activity, risk reduction, healthy coping, problem solving and taking medication all the time) it … Continue reading

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The Whole Truth: The Story Behind Whole Grains

Grains have been part of the human diet for thousands of years. In the early days of agriculture, humans ate whole grains like barley and maize practically straight from the stalk. Rich in fiber and nutrients such as B vitamins, … Continue reading

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Too Much Calcium?

After grade school milk consumption for many Americans tapers off considerably and along with it often goes our calcium consumption. It is well established that adequate calcium and vitamin D are necessary to maintain long-term bone health and avoid osteoporosis. … Continue reading

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