Monthly Archives: October 2013

Insulin Allergies

In the days of pork and beef derived insulin (prior to the mid 80s), insulin allergy was a relatively common occurrence. However, since the use of recombinant human insulin has become pervasive, the number of people who are allergic to … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Insurance Questions

What questions should I ask my insurance company about diabetes coverage? Diabetic supplies and co-pays for appointments and prescriptions are probably the areas that cost people with diabetes the most. When shopping around for insurance it’s important to check with … Continue reading

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The Birthday Challenge

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream (and cake)!” In many cultures sweet foods play a prominent role in the celebration of a year’s passage in the life of a child. In Western cultures those sweets often … Continue reading

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Meet Joslin Marie, Named After Mom’s Great Care

On June 27, Elizabeth M, a long-time Joslin Diabetes Center patient gave birth to a baby girl.  She named her Joslin Marie, in honor of the care she received here at Joslin. Though she endured a difficult struggle with diabetes … Continue reading

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