Author Archives: Joslin Communications

Finding Ways to Get Insulin to Targets Faster

It would be a glorious thing if we could find a biological cure for diabetes in the next score of years or even if a mechanical device such as the artificial pancreas could be ready for patient use in the … Continue reading

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Watch Your Purse: Avoiding Diabetes Con-Artists and Health Scams

If you want to make a buck on the wrong side of the law, set your sights on older people with diabetes. Older people are prime targets for scams. The Wall Street Journal reported last December that one in every … Continue reading

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Pump Fashion: Dressing with Your Device

Your health care provider and your educators can give you the inside scoop on how the pump works and how to tweak your pump settings to get the best blood glucose readings possible. But blood glucose numbers aren’t your only … Continue reading

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Joslin Pediatrics’ New Onset Program Offers Alternative to Hospital

The onset of type 1 diabetes can be a difficult transition for children and their families. It can become more difficult if the children are hospitalized at onset. If type 1 diabetes is identified early enough, before any major problems … Continue reading

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Selecting the Best Hardware

With the start of spring, you might be thinking about freshening up your diabetes hardware. Every year new meters, pens, pumps and continuous glucose monitors come to market. Whether you decide to stay with your old-standby or upgrade to something … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Type 1 Diagnosis, No Family History

Why did my child get type 1 diabetes when there is no family history of it? You are not alone.  In fact, having someone in your family who has type 1 diabetes when you are diagnosed is the exception, rather … Continue reading

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Taking It Slow: Crock Pots for Dinner

Slow cookers (also known as crock pots) are popular again. And no wonder—who wouldn’t want to start dinner cooking before breakfast and come home to a fully made meal? These cookers take advantage of the flavor-generating effect of braising, while … Continue reading

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Making Beta Cells

A skin cell by any other name would be as fleshy—or so you might think. But a new technique developed over the last decade can take skin cells, or any other cells of the body, and make them into something … Continue reading

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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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