Category Archives: Research

The Emotional Impact of Diabetes on Family Members

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Sept. 27, 2013. While some people choose to manage their diabetes on their own, family members also live with diabetes … Continue reading

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Looking for the Link Between Diabetes and Cancer

By some estimates, people with type 2 diabetes can have up to a 30 percent increased risk for colorectal cancer. Christian Rask-Madsen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, … Continue reading

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Finding Secrets of Youth in the Blood

For years, biologists have known that infusing aged lab mice with the blood of young mice can reverse some aspects of aging in the older mice, and they have steadily worked to understand the mechanisms that drive this process. Joslin … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity and Double Diabetes

Approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents in the United States are classified as obese. That’s 17 percent of people aged 2 to 19, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The number of children who are obese … Continue reading

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Google X Announces Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens

Last week, Google X publicly announced work on a glucose monitoring contact lens. The lens, ringed with tiny sensors, can read glucose levels from the fluids of the eye. Once perfected, technology like this could replace the continuous glucose monitors … Continue reading

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A Brown Fat Story

What if you could burn off pounds by just chilling out? A certain type of fat may, in effect, let you do just that. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and elsewhere have been looking into these types of cells that … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm for Dosing Diabetes Drugs in Type 2 Diabetes?

Which is better, adding medications one at a time or all at once? It’s a question physicians will be pondering as they discuss the results of an ongoing study into how to dose oral medications for people with type 2 … Continue reading

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Slowing Type 1 Diabetes- Can Nutrients Help?

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proposes that different diet components may help preserve beta cell function, once the disease is contracted. Research has shown that people with type 1 diabetes who have greater concentrations … Continue reading

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What’s the Risk for Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes can seemingly spring up out of nowhere; leaving many who are diagnosed asking if there was anything they could have done to prevent this. Unfortunately, there currently isn’t any way to safely prevent type 1 diabetes— and … Continue reading

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New Reverse Vaccine Brings Hope as a Possible Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Some exciting news recently came from the biotech world, where TOL-3021 passed phase II trials for safety and effectiveness as a possible future treatment for type 1 diabetes.  TOL-3021, known as a reverse vaccine, was able to help reduce beta … Continue reading

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