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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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Diabetes Medications and Weight Gain

Both people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes usually gain weight when they begin therapy, either insulin or some type 2 diabetes medications. For many people with type 1, weight gain is advisable due to the loss of lean … Continue reading

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It’s Your Benefit: Medicare and Diabetes Education

Our society is aging rapidly. In 2010 40 million people were over the age of 65. This accounts for 13 percent of the population, and that number is projected to rise another 18 million by the year 2020. The risk … Continue reading

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Fasting on Yom Kippur with Diabetes

With Yom Kippur – one of the holiest days of the Jewish year – quickly approaching, many people are preparing for their fast, which is observed from sundown one day to sundown the next day. For people with diabetes, fasting … Continue reading

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Joslin Reacts to New Changes around Diabetes Supplies

On July 1, Medicare established the Medicare National Mail-Order program, which drastically decreased the price of blood glucose testing supplies for people on Medicare, but requires people to get their supplies, including blood glucose trips, lancets, lancet devices, batteries and … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips for Diabetes Management: Teacher Edition

With the first day of school quickly approaching, preparation for the new school year is already underway. For parents of children with diabetes, this preparation includes opening a line of communication with their child’s teacher to ensure that he or … Continue reading

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Survey About Medications for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Many new medications for type 2 diabetes have become available in the past several years, but it’s not always clear which medicine is best for which person. Dr. Ruth Hertzman-Miller, part of the Professional Education team at Joslin, is doing a … Continue reading

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A Review of Insulins

Unlike the limited selection of insulins Dr. Elliott P. Joslin had to work with, today we have a range of alternatives to choose from. Instead of coming from pigs or cows, most of our insulin is made in the laboratory … Continue reading

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