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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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Transitioning from Pediatric Care to Adult Care: What to expect and what questions to ask

Transitioning from pediatric diabetes care to adult diabetes care is life changing. What if I don’t like my new provider? Will I have to do things differently? I like the team I have now, why do I have to change? … Continue reading

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Easing into Meal-time Boluses for People with Type 2

Adding bolus insulin to meals is a big deal for many people. You finally adjusted to taking one injection at night, but having to take three more injections during the day sounds like a real hassle. You have to take … Continue reading

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How to Handle Sick Days

It’s that time of year again, when people start sniffling and coughing around the office.  Statistics say that on average a person will get two to four colds per year.   It is likely that all of us will come down … Continue reading

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

Living with diabetes is no easy task, but sometimes the role of family and friends is overlooked. This article is for people living with someone that has diabetes. Wanting to support someone you love is natural, but it can be … Continue reading

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New Guidelines for Blood Pressure?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health just published its 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, [Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)]. The new guidelines offer a series of changes from JNC7 which was last … Continue reading

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A Little Help from My Friends: Support for the New Year

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are over. You have made your resolutions and now the January doldrums are threatening to  arrive.  When the stress of the holidays ends all you want to do is dive into the soft, … Continue reading

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Brush Up on Your Cholesterol Medications

Getting and keeping your cholesterol in good range is one of the ABC’s for diabetes control (A1C and blood pressure are the other two). As with glucose control, lifestyle management is the foundational step of any program emphasizing heart health. … Continue reading

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