Author Archives: Joslin Communications

What About the Wheat Belly Eating Plan?

The last ten years have engendered an explosion of all sorts of low-carbohydrate diets from Atkins to Paleo. Many of these diets not only condemn excess quantities of carbohydrate, but focus on eliminating a particular type of carbohydrate, whether that … Continue reading

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The (Small) Risks of Statins

Statins are highly beneficial drugs. They work very well and are quite safe. Many people have used statins for a long time with absolutely no side effects. Lovastatin (Mevacor®) was the first statin approved more than 25 years ago. Statins … Continue reading

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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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