Monthly Archives: June 2014

Protein’s Role in a Weight Management Diet

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. Dr. Hamdy is also the Director of theWhy WAIT program where he works … Continue reading

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Joslin Tips for a Safe and Healthy Ramadan

For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, increased devotion and worship. This year, it begins on June 28, 2014. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. During this … Continue reading

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Looking for the Link Between Diabetes and Cancer

By some estimates, people with type 2 diabetes can have up to a 30 percent increased risk for colorectal cancer. Christian Rask-Madsen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the “Diabetes Diet”

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. Dr. Hamdy is also the Director of the Why WAIT … Continue reading

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Driving to Stop Diabetes with Ryan Reed

  Ryan Reed is not your average 20-year old – in addition to being a NASCAR driver, Ryan is one of two national racecar drivers with type 1 diabetes. While some people may doubt the feasibility of managing type 1 … Continue reading

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Portion Vs. Serving: Should You Eat What’s On the Label?

Quick—without looking at the nutrition label, how many servings are in a small bag of potato chips? The answer, on average, is 2.5!  You’d be forgiven for assuming that one small bag equals one serving because it’s packaged as a … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Ketones

What are ketones? Ketones or ketone bodies are produced from fatty acids by the liver as an energy source for the brain when glucose is not readily available. Examples of this would be during periods of fasting or prolonged exercise. … Continue reading

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Should You Take B12 Supplements if You Take Metformin?

Metformin is the most widely prescribed medication to treat diabetes (usually type 2 diabetes) in the world. Its effectiveness equals or exceeds many of the other oral medications available and has an excellent safety profile for most individuals. However, for … Continue reading

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