Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ask Joslin: Glucagon

What is glucagon and do I need to take it? We tend to think of diabetes as a disease related to insulin and it is. However, keeping your blood glucose in the target range is a function of two hormones: … Continue reading

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A Brown Fat Story

What if you could burn off pounds by just chilling out? A certain type of fat may, in effect, let you do just that. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and elsewhere have been looking into these types of cells that … Continue reading

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A Little Help from My Friends: Support for the New Year

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are over. You have made your resolutions and now the January doldrums are threatening to  arrive.  When the stress of the holidays ends all you want to do is dive into the soft, … Continue reading

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