Category Archives: Diabetes Day2Day

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 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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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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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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