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Joslin Experts Weigh in on the AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease

On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially endorsed the recognition of obesity as a disease. While this announcement is a fairly new development, obesity has been a recognized risk factor for a variety of serious health problems, including … Continue reading

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Diabetes Innovation 2013: BE The Solution

Sometimes making progress with diabetes is getting one patient to eat better or figuring out how a particular hormone increases fat storage, but sometimes you need to widen the scope of your lens and figure out why there is a … Continue reading

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Joslin Patient Portal Launches | A Q&A with Bill Kuklinski

Bill Kuklinski, Joslin’s Director of Software Development is overseeing the design of the patient portal as part of the Joslin Everywhere project at Joslin Diabetes Center. Mr. Kuklinski has over 30 years’ experience in software development and systems consulting. The … Continue reading

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Diabetes+Innovation 2013: Be the Solution

With the growing epidemic of diabetes begging for solutions, Diabetes+Innovation 2013 challenges the diabetes care and management marketplace to BE the solution. Healthcare providers must integrate services. Insurance companies must control costs and inform their subscribers. Employers must learn how … Continue reading

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Above DNA: Epigenetics and Diabetes

Research suggests that risk for type 2 diabetes in some people may have begun very early in life, as a result of differences in how nutrients were reaching the developing baby. Differences in nutrition, either too few or too many … Continue reading

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Dietary Fat Can Affect Glucose Levels and Insulin Requirements for People with Type 1 Diabetes

In a study of patients with type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers found that dietary fat can affect glucose levels and insulin requirements. These findings, which appeared in the April edition of Diabetes Care, have major implications for the management of … Continue reading

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Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., Becomes AAAS Fellow Member

Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., studies beta cells—those cells in the pancreas responsible for secreting insulin. For over twenty-five years her research has specifically focused around these cells that are subject to autoimmune onslaught in type 1 diabetes as well as dysfunction … Continue reading

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Exercise on a Molecular Level

We all know exercise is good for us. Running, biking, weight lifting, or yoga—moving our bodies makes us healthier. And research at Joslin is elucidating why. The lab of Laurie Goodyear, Ph.D. studies what exercise does to our bodies on … Continue reading

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Joslin Physicians Visit Russia for Diabetes Education and Outreach

Joslin Diabetes Center maintains and pursues the vision of creating “a world free of diabetes and its complications.” With this powerful vision in mind, three Joslin Physicians – Dr. Richard Beaser, Dr. Enrique Caballero and Dr. Osama Hamdy – traveled … Continue reading

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Joslin Awards First 80-Year Medal

In a ceremony on Saturday, May 11, Joslin Diabetes Center awarded Spencer M. Wallace, Jr. of Fayetteville, NY, the first Joslin Medal for living for 80 years with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes.  Mr. Wallace was diagnosed with diabetes at the … Continue reading

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