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National Diabetes Month Wrap-Up

For the past four weeks here at Joslin Diabetes Center, we have celebrated National Diabetes Month (NDM). We’ve talked about the state of diabetes in the world today and the global turn it has taken, we have given tips on … Continue reading

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Crowd-Sourced Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Last Monday, we asked people via the Joslin Facebook page to share their favorite physical activities and diabetes management tips for Thanksgiving. Throughout the week we received numerous comments that outlined a variety of ways to help manage your diabetes … Continue reading

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Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is two days away. Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes. Over the years, the Joslin Blog has compiled tips and tricks for making the day a little easier. General … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Expand Pool of Who Needs Drug Treatment

They are out; they were years in the making and now they are here- the new cholesterol  guidelines- a joint effort by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The report is dense, running to … Continue reading

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Are You At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Unlike type 1 diabetes which comes on rapidly and isn’t currently preventable by making lifestyle changes, type 2 diabetes is an insidious disease that develops slowly over time. That gradual onset gives you time to take action. It is not … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind Type 2 Diabetes Myths

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding every common disease, and type 2 diabetes is no different. Even patients with diabetes and their family members may be misinformed. Here are eight common myths associated with type 2 diabetes. The Myth: … Continue reading

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Diabetes in the World Today

With National Diabetes Month here, it’s important for us to understand diabetes on a global level. Diabetes has been around for thousands of years, and is continuing to advance throughout the world. Worse than ever, it’s a growing epidemic with a devastating … Continue reading

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What You Should Do During National Diabetes Month

November is looking up. In the Northeast, it is a generally a gray and dreary month, full of cold drizzle and dingy trampled leaves. But forget the weather; November has a lot to recommend it: in addition to a favorite … Continue reading

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Adjusting Your Correction Factor

There are many ways to dose mealtime insulin. One way, called matching insulin to carbohydrate or advanced carb counting, involves the use of two ratios. One ratio tells you how much insulin you need for a given amount of carbohydrate … Continue reading

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Insulin Allergies

In the days of pork and beef derived insulin (prior to the mid 80s), insulin allergy was a relatively common occurrence. However, since the use of recombinant human insulin has become pervasive, the number of people who are allergic to … Continue reading

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