Monthly Archives: March 2014

Could Translational Research Approach Lead to Kidney Disease Treatment?

The complexities of diabetes can’t be fully understood in a lab or in a clinic alone. Sometimes, information coming from the lab informs clinical researchers about what they should study in people with diabetes. Other times, trends noticed in patient … Continue reading

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Confused About Saturated Fat? You’re Not Alone.

A study published earlier this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine reopened the question of whether or not saturated fat should be part of a healthy diet. It isn’t only the public whose head is spinning over this latest … Continue reading

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MIT and Joslin Team Up to Hack Diabetes Problems

On March 14, doctors, designers, engineers and more gathered at MIT for a weekend of hacking on the tough problems in medicine. Joslin Diabetes Center provided guidance for the diabetes track of the weekend, and John Brooks, President and CEO … Continue reading

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Joslin Communications Internship Opportunity

Joslin Diabetes Center Communications Department is looking for a part-time intern interested in multimedia communications. The intern would assist in developing content for the Joslin website, blog and social media covering lifestyle management, Joslin events, and scientific and clinical advancements. … Continue reading

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Running Across the U.S., Spreading Diabetes Awareness

This guest post is written by Doug Masiuk, who has type 1 diabetes. Doug ran across the United States and speaking about diabetes along the way. On May 20th my feet were in the Pacific Ocean.  This was me taking … Continue reading

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See Inside Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center!

Come on a tour of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Programs with Child Life Specialists Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S., and hear about what makes Joslin Pediatrics unique from Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right with Joslin’s Nutrition Staff

March is National Nutrition Month and is a great time to focus on health and wellbeing. So what better time to remind yourself that eating healthy, nutritious foods can be done in a delicious way? The Academy of Nutrition and … Continue reading

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How Gastric Surgeries Actually Work

A lot of people think that gastric surgeries work by making you eat less. True — but that’s only part of the story. With about 35 percent of adult Americans considered obese, many people are looking for long-term fixes with … Continue reading

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Join Joslin Pediatrics for Fun Year-round!

Every year, Joslin Pediatrics hosts events designed to let families with children who have diabetes connect with one another and with the pediatrics staff. Micaela Francis, M.S., C.C.L.S., and Jennifer Griffin, M.S., C.C.L.S., Child Life Specialists, talk about the Teddy … Continue reading

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The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes Medications on Weight

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D.,Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In my last blog post, I discussed how targeting weight loss can … Continue reading

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