Monthly Archives: January 2014

Have IBS? Try FODMAPs.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a fairly common ailment among people with diabetes. More than 50 percent of people with diabetes complain of some type of gastrointestinal symptoms. IBS isn’t dangerous, but it is often difficult to control and its … Continue reading

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Open Medical Records

As you explain your problem to her, your doctor sits at her computer, nods her head and her fingers rapidly click on the keyboard. At the end of your appointment, she gives you a prescription and reviews the details of … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Pediatric Care to Adult Care: What to expect and what questions to ask

Transitioning from pediatric diabetes care to adult diabetes care is life changing. What if I don’t like my new provider? Will I have to do things differently? I like the team I have now, why do I have to change? … Continue reading

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Google X Announces Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens

Last week, Google X publicly announced work on a glucose monitoring contact lens. The lens, ringed with tiny sensors, can read glucose levels from the fluids of the eye. Once perfected, technology like this could replace the continuous glucose monitors … Continue reading

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Easing into Meal-time Boluses for People with Type 2

Adding bolus insulin to meals is a big deal for many people. You finally adjusted to taking one injection at night, but having to take three more injections during the day sounds like a real hassle. You have to take … Continue reading

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EVADE Program Makes Hospital Visits Less Costly

The rising cost of health care and particularly the diabetes related cost and its dire consequences to the national budget are in the newspapers everyday. But behind the scenes, in medical centers across the country, small changes in health care … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Dry Skin

Why does diabetes cause dry, itchy skin? Although simple dry skin may be a result of washing your hands with drying soap or alcohol based cleansers too frequently, it can also be a sign of high blood glucose. When glucose … Continue reading

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How to Handle Sick Days

It’s that time of year again, when people start sniffling and coughing around the office.  Statistics say that on average a person will get two to four colds per year.   It is likely that all of us will come down … Continue reading

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New Guidelines for Blood Pressure?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health just published its 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, [Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)]. The new guidelines offer a series of changes from JNC7 which was last … Continue reading

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Can Nutrients in Beets Help with Type 2 Diabetes?

Beets have all sorts of health benefits—fiber, potassium, folate, metabolites. That last one may not be as familiar as the others, but they’re just as important to the functioning of your body, and researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center are probing … Continue reading

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