Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tips for Taking Care of Toddlers with Diabetes

As if taking care of a toddler weren’t challenging enough for any parent, ministering to the needs of one with diabetes can be downright overwhelming. Fortunately, diabetes isn’t common among very young children, but it does occur. Only 10 percent … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: About Insulin

Where can I inject insulin? Insulin should be injected into fatty tissue.  Our bodies have a variety of places for fat storage, but only a few of these places have been investigated for safety and rate of insulin absorption.  The … Continue reading

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Tools Reviews: Nova Max Plus

This review is written by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s. Joslin Diabetes Center does not endorse products.  Name: Nova Max Plus Category: Blood Glucose Meter Manufacturer: Nova … Continue reading

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Could an Insulin Pill Be in Your Future?

Currently the only way insulin can be delivered is by injection.  Inhaled insulin was available a few years ago, but was withdrawn from the market because of concerns of respiratory illness, and possible lung cancer due to the necessity of … Continue reading

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Beating the Heat!

There are many ways to beat the heat, taking a dip in the pool or ocean, sitting directly in front of a fan or air conditioning, or more drastically moving to a colder climate. However, often reaching for a cold … Continue reading

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Tools Reviews: Fooducate

This review is written by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services. The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s. Joslin Diabetes Center does not endorse products.  Smartphone app: Fooducate Manufacturer: Fooducate LTD Platforms: iPhone, iPod touch, … Continue reading

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Avandia Gets A Mini Reprieve

The FDA advisory panel recently voted to relax restrictions on the thioglitazones drug Avandia®.  Avandia®, previously a big money maker for the pharmaceutical company, Glaxo-Smith Klein, has declined precipitously in usage to just a small percentage of people in recent … Continue reading

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (which used to be called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) can be a life-long, chronic disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells don’t respond to the insulin correctly. Because of these … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Are Meal Replacement Drinks a Good Choice?

Is a canned drink better for you than having a sit-down breakfast made with real food? If your doctor or dietitian has suggested that you try a meal replacement (the formal name for the shake-in- a can advertised to people … Continue reading

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Quick, Easy, and HEALTHY Recipes to Try

Who ever said that healthy meals have to take long to prepare? Certainly not us! No need to slave over the stove for hours on end after a long day of work. Try these simple, healthy meals for people with … Continue reading

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