Monthly Archives: June 2013

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a relatively new-found condition, discovered less than twenty years ago. Most people have heard of it by now, but what exactly is it? Also formerly known as syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome, it is a combination … Continue reading

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A New Way to an Artificial Pancreas?

A cure may not be around the corner, but scientists are hard at work on ways to replicate the functions of the pancreas. Researchers are using rodents to develop a system for targeted non-user initiated insulin delivery. It turns out … Continue reading

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Team Born to Run’s 2012 4 Deserts Grand Slam

With a positive attitude and motivation, type 1 diabetes doesn’t have to define you; Roger Hanney sure doesn’t let it. Roger was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five years ago. “When I was diagnosed at age 33 I thought somebody … Continue reading

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Introducing the Joslin Blog’s Tools Reviews

Ever wonder what new diabetes devices are coming onto the market or if the new app advertised to help you manage your blood glucose and save you time is truly the next best thing? Well, you are going to have … Continue reading

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Dietary Fat Can Affect Glucose Levels and Insulin Requirements for People with Type 1 Diabetes

In a study of patients with type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers found that dietary fat can affect glucose levels and insulin requirements. These findings, which appeared in the April edition of Diabetes Care, have major implications for the management of … Continue reading

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Living a LEVEL Life With Ethan Lewis

From now until September, Joslin Diabetes Center is benefiting from 1 percent of the sales of LEVEL Life, a glucose gel produced by Level Foods. Founder Ethan Lewis speaks about his personal experience with diabetes that urged him to create … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Should You Snack?

Are bedtime snacks, or, for that matter, any snacks required if you have diabetes? Let’s tackle the question of the bedtime snack first. If you have diabetes and have ever been hospitalized, you are probably familiar with the often unrequested … Continue reading

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Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., Becomes AAAS Fellow Member

Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., studies beta cells—those cells in the pancreas responsible for secreting insulin. For over twenty-five years her research has specifically focused around these cells that are subject to autoimmune onslaught in type 1 diabetes as well as dysfunction … Continue reading

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Climbing Towards Type 1 Awareness

Could you ever sell almost all of your belongings, live out of your car, and climb every single day consecutively for a year all while managing type 1 diabetes? Yeah, most people couldn’t, or even think it was possible until … Continue reading

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Artificial Pancreas Beats CGM Assisted Pump

We are not there yet, but high tech mechanical pancreases are becoming more sophisticated.  You might ask, isn’t an artificial pancreas basically a marriage of an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM)?  What’s the difference anyway? The big difference … Continue reading

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