Category Archives: Diabetes Day2Day

Don’t Go It Alone: How Do You Get the Support You Need?

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on July 24, 2013. When the 2013 American Diabetes Association Medical Guidelines for Diabetes came out, they included a reference to … Continue reading

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How to Help a Teen with Diabetes Burnout

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on March 3, 2014. Growing up with type 1 diabetes adds an extra burden of responsibility to an already overwhelmed teen. … Continue reading

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Resources for Friends and Family: How to Support Your Loved One with Diabetes

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Jan. 13, 2014. Living with diabetes is no easy task, but sometimes the role of family and friends is overlooked. … Continue reading

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Emotions & Blood-Sugar Levels: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Mood

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Feb. 18, 2011. This guest post is written by by John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W., Director of Behavioral Health at Joslin, and Gail … 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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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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Understanding Pre-Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be controlled, but at present it can’t be cured. That isn’t quite true of pre-diabetes. Although pre-diabetes isn’t an acute condition, it can, like many acute conditions, be handled with proper treatment. Although pre-diabetes can’t be … 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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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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