Monthly Archives: December 2013

Brush Up on Your Cholesterol Medications

Getting and keeping your cholesterol in good range is one of the ABC’s for diabetes control (A1C and blood pressure are the other two). As with glucose control, lifestyle management is the foundational step of any program emphasizing heart health. … Continue reading

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Staying Consistent on New Year’s Eve

In a few days, it’ll be New Year’s Eve and you have dinner plans for midnight! And, you are getting together at 9:00 for drinks and dancing with friends. New Year’s Eve isn’t as punishing on your diabetes schedule as … Continue reading

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Two Lives Saved: Guest Post by Dallas D.

Earlier this year, we received the following story by email from a family in the Southern United States: “My 13 year old son was given an assignment in English class to write a personal narrative. Perhaps by sharing this, others … Continue reading

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Joslin Patient Lobbies her School to Host a Fundraiser Supporting Joslin Diabetes Center

As part of National Diabetes Month Lilly B., a 11-year old Joslin patient, hosted a fundraiser at The Rivers School, where she is a sixth grade student, to sell blue bracelets to raise funds and awareness for diabetes. With matching … Continue reading

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Care for a Sprinkle of Cinnamon?

Is there anything more enchanting then the smell of cinnamon on French toast wafting up from the kitchen on Sundays, a warm inviting odor with just a hint of tang?   Think about what a dash of cinnamon can do for … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Sexual Health

How does diabetes affect sexual health? Not much is known about female sexual dysfunction, for women with or without diabetes. We know that men with diabetes have high rates of erectile dysfunction and it is believed that women have similar … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm for Dosing Diabetes Drugs in Type 2 Diabetes?

Which is better, adding medications one at a time or all at once? It’s a question physicians will be pondering as they discuss the results of an ongoing study into how to dose oral medications for people with type 2 … Continue reading

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Slowing Type 1 Diabetes- Can Nutrients Help?

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proposes that different diet components may help preserve beta cell function, once the disease is contracted. Research has shown that people with type 1 diabetes who have greater concentrations … Continue reading

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Give Gifts That Give Back

Christmas is a time for giving. What better way to honor that spirit than to give gifts that give back?! Here’s a round-up of stores and charities that use your purchases to raise money for diabetes research and care. Joslin … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Can you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet when you have diabetes? Both vegetarian and vegan diets can be healthful diets and can be part of a dietary strategy to control blood glucose levels if you have diabetes.  There are … Continue reading

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