Author Archives: Joslin Communications

13-Year-Old Creates VitalPak, a Medical Backpack

In March 2010, Kyle Houlihan of Franklin, Wis., became sick with what doctors originally thought was strep throat or a virus. He then began showing signs of type 1 diabetes, including frequent urination, fatigue and constant thirst. Doctors found that … Continue reading

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Get to Know Your Meds: Questions to Ask at Your Next Appointment

When you have type 2 diabetes it is likely that you will be taking a variety of medication-perhaps up to four for your diabetes and then a couple more for your blood pressure and another one or two for your … Continue reading

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Thin and Type 2: Non-Obese Risk Factors for Developing Diabetes

Emily got quite a surprise when she went for her annual physical exam. The lab tests taken showed that her blood glucose readings were in the range of someone with type 2 diabetes. Since Emily did not fit the usual … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams Wiffleball Tournament Raises Funds and Hope

In August of 2008, Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald (Chief of the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis for the Boston Police department) and his wife Leigh Anne faced the news that their daughter, Caroline, then 8-years old, had type 1 diabetes. She … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Eating With Hyperglycemia

Q: What foods are the best options during times of high blood sugar when it’s necessary to eat? If you have a high blood sugar during meal time and you use matching insulin to carbohydrate as your method of dosing … Continue reading

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Celebrating the People Who Make the Evening at Pops Possible

On May 9th, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Evening at Pops will celebrate its 29th anniversary. First established in 1985 by dedicated parents and patients to celebrate an organization that has been instrumental in their lives, the annual event, held at Symphony … Continue reading

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From Blogging to Books: Kerri Sparling Finds Balance in her Journey with Diabetes

When Kerri Sparling, the voice behind the popular diabetes blog Six Until Me and author of the recently published book Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986, the easiest way … Continue reading

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Good Luck to Team Joslin in the Boston Marathon Today!

We’ll be on the route, cheering on Team Joslin today! Joslin Diabetes Center is proud to have 15 people representing Team Joslin in the 2014 Boston Marathon. We wish our runners great success this Marathon Monday. Click here to learn … Continue reading

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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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