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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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Staying Consistent on New Year’s Eve

In a few days, it’ll be New Year’s Eve and you have dinner plans for midnight! And, you are getting together at 9:00 for drinks and dancing with friends. New Year’s Eve isn’t as punishing on your diabetes schedule as … Continue reading

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Give Gifts That Give Back

Christmas is a time for giving. What better way to honor that spirit than to give gifts that give back?! Here’s a round-up of stores and charities that use your purchases to raise money for diabetes research and care. Joslin … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with Meter Accuracy?

Recent changes in Medicare regulations for suppliers of diabetes meters and strips have accelerated the concern of diabetes technology leaders that current testing controls are inadequate to insure blood glucose meter accuracy post market sale.  This comes amid the heightened … Continue reading

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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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