Monthly Archives: September 2013

Autoimmunity: Why Good T Cells Go Bad

In type 1 diabetes, the human body turns on itself. The immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes start attacking insulin-producing beta cells, as though they were the bacteria and viruses the immune system is supposed to fight off. … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Your Brain: A Joslin Roundtable

When you think about diabetes complications, your mind usually goes to the heart, kidney, eyes, or vascular system. But one major organ is usually left off the list–the brain. In this Joslin Roundtable, Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of … Continue reading

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Joslin Researcher Studies Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Physicians have long observed that mood disorders, including depression, occur more often in patients with diabetes, than even those with other chronic disease. However, the relationship between these two conditions has remained something of a mystery. One possible hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Diabetes Medications and Weight Gain

Both people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes usually gain weight when they begin therapy, either insulin or some type 2 diabetes medications. For many people with type 1, weight gain is advisable due to the loss of lean … Continue reading

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It’s Your Benefit: Medicare and Diabetes Education

Our society is aging rapidly. In 2010 40 million people were over the age of 65. This accounts for 13 percent of the population, and that number is projected to rise another 18 million by the year 2020. The risk … Continue reading

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New Mom Nutrition: Taking Care of You, so You Can Take Care of Baby

Guest post by Regina Shirley R.D., L.D.N., Life before baby consists of days upon days where we check off things on our to-do list like normal people and make every-day decisions.  Take a normal Friday for example; I would think, … Continue reading

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Fasting on Yom Kippur with Diabetes

With Yom Kippur – one of the holiest days of the Jewish year – quickly approaching, many people are preparing for their fast, which is observed from sundown one day to sundown the next day. For people with diabetes, fasting … Continue reading

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Joslin Reacts to New Changes around Diabetes Supplies

On July 1, Medicare established the Medicare National Mail-Order program, which drastically decreased the price of blood glucose testing supplies for people on Medicare, but requires people to get their supplies, including blood glucose trips, lancets, lancet devices, batteries and … Continue reading

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Become an ACHIEVER! A New Weight Loss Program at Joslin

People who would like to join a weight loss program designed specifically for patients with diabetes now have third option at Joslin Diabetes Center. ACHIEVERS, a credits-based weight management program built around your schedule , has been added to  Joslin’s … Continue reading

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A Note From Kim: Why I Ride

Hi, As the summer begins to wind down, I’d like use this note to share how my training is going.  The idea was prompted by a friend of mine who showed me her training log a few weeks ago.  Excel … Continue reading

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