Category Archives: Diabetes Day2Day

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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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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