Category Archives: Diabetes Day2Day

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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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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How to Help a Teen with Diabetes Burnout

Growing up with type 1 diabetes adds an extra burden of responsibility to an already overwhelmed teen. In many cases, these teens have had to deal with insulin injections, carb counting, and the fear of overnight lows for years. It’s … Continue reading

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How Prednisone Affects Blood Sugar

It isn’t unusual for people with diabetes to sometimes require corticosteroid treatment. Corticosteroids, or steroids for short, are used to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. They are often a last resort for a wide variety of conditions, in … Continue reading

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What is LADA?

LADA isn’t the newest version of a hot coffee and milk beverage; rather it stands for latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.  You may not have heard of it—it isn’t as common as type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes, or even … 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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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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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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