Monthly Archives: November 2013

National Diabetes Month Wrap-Up

For the past four weeks here at Joslin Diabetes Center, we have celebrated National Diabetes Month (NDM). We’ve talked about the state of diabetes in the world today and the global turn it has taken, we have given tips on … Continue reading

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Crowd-Sourced Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Last Monday, we asked people via the Joslin Facebook page to share their favorite physical activities and diabetes management tips for Thanksgiving. Throughout the week we received numerous comments that outlined a variety of ways to help manage your diabetes … Continue reading

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James P. McGough Awarded 75-Year Medal

In a ceremony on October 15, Joslin Diabetes Center awarded James P. McGough, of Arlington, Massachusetts, a 75-year medal, representing 75 years with type 1 diabetes and without any serious complications. Mr. McGough is one of 69 people to receive … Continue reading

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Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is two days away. Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes. Over the years, the Joslin Blog has compiled tips and tricks for making the day a little easier. General … Continue reading

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Joslin Supports FDA Ban on Artificially-Made Trans Fats

On Nov. 7, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put one of the final nails in the coffin of artificially-made trans fats with its decision to ban them from our nation’s food supply. The Joslin applauds the FDA’s decision and … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Expand Pool of Who Needs Drug Treatment

They are out; they were years in the making and now they are here- the new cholesterol  guidelines- a joint effort by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The report is dense, running to … Continue reading

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An Ironman Doesn’t Let Diabetes Define Him

Finding out he had diabetes on Christmas eve was certainly not the gift he was hoping to receive, but Stefano Ratto has never let his diagnosis define his will to succeed.   At 9 years old, this Lima, Peru native had … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah

The foods eaten during Hanukkah celebrations are steeped in symbolism. Hanukkah foods commemorate both the miracle of the temple oil and for many people, Judith’s victory over the Babylonians using only her beauty, guile and a basket of fine cheeses … Continue reading

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Type 1 Diabetes Research Round-up: What’s Happening at Joslin

  Type 1 diabetes is a complicated, complex disease. Conquering this multi-faceted condition requires people working from all angles. At Joslin Diabetes Center, researchers are up to the task. AUTOIMMUNITY In type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the … Continue reading

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Wilderness Travels with Type 1 Diabetes

Last year, we wrote about Kenya Whitehead, a 16-year old with type 1 diabetes who was raising money to go on a six month trek through the northern New England wilderness. Kenya, now 18, is home from the trip of a … Continue reading

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