Author Archives: Joslin Communications

Playing Tunes and Raising Funds for Joslin Pediatrics

For the past 25 years, Mel Stiller has spent his Friday nights playing tunes and leading sing-a-longs in the piano bar at Jacob Wirth Restaurant in Boston. Patrons eat, drink, and sing oldies and classic rock songs from 8 until … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Round Up

Have a Diabetes-Friendly Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day…the “Hallmark holiday” of romantic love. People everywhere use this holiday as a day to express their love to others by sending greeting cards, flowers, valentines, and lots and lots of chocolate. But there … Continue reading

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Joint Pain: A Q&A with Jeffrey Richard, Exercise Physiologist

This Q&A was conducted by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin. It is a foregone conclusion that good nutrition and adequate physical activity go hand-in-hand in maintaining health. That’s why the amount and type of … Continue reading

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Flying with Devices: How to Make it Easier

With school vacation approaching, this week the Joslin Blog is dedicated to safe travels with diabetes. This piece is written by Alexandra Root, student at Boston College and an intern in the Joslin Communications department.  “It’s my insulin pump, I’m … Continue reading

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Q&A With Katharine Gordon: TSA Diabetes Policy

With school vacation approaching, this week the Joslin Blog is dedicated to safe travels with diabetes. Getting through airport security with diabetes can be a pain. Katharine Gordon, Director of the Legal Advocate Program at the American Diabetes Association, works … Continue reading

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How to Plan for Travel with Kids With Diabetes

With school vacation approaching, this week the Joslin Blog is dedicated to safe travels with diabetes. Traveling with children always requires a great deal of planning and there are usually a few bumps along the way.  For parents with children … Continue reading

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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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