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GERD, or Heartburn, and How to Fight It

Although you might not now know it from its scientific name—GERD—almost everybody, whether they have diabetes or not, has had at least one episode of heartburn. Most of us have experienced it at one time or another and it is … Continue reading

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Joslin’s Beetham and Mass Eye and Ear Team Up

Good news for patients with diabetes – in the Boston area and everywhere.  Joslin’s Beetham Eye Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear officially celebrated their new collaboration with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 10, right outside the Beetham doors. … Continue reading

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The Gut in Diabetes: Side Effects of Stomach Problems

Many people have heard of celiac disease, gastroparesis and pancreatitis. But do you know about SBBO? It stands for “small bowel bacterial overgrowth,” and it’s characterized by a buildup of bacteria in the intestines. SBBO doesn’t usually show up on … Continue reading

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Back to Basics of Diabetes: What are the risks for complications?

Am going to lose my feet or go blind now that I am on insulin? The only potential complications attributable to insulin are hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) and, in some instances, weight gain. Usually people who experience complications after starting … Continue reading

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Diabetes in America

There are 26 million Americans living with diabetes today. Roughly 79 million more have pre-diabetes, and many of them might not even know it. That’s about one third of the American population affected by diabetes in one way or another.

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