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Watch Your Purse: Avoiding Diabetes Con-Artists and Health Scams

If you want to make a buck on the wrong side of the law, set your sights on older people with diabetes. Older people are prime targets for scams. The Wall Street Journal reported last December that one in every … 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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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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Tips from Joslin’s Geriatric Clinic

It isn’t easy getting older. So many things just don’t work as well anymore and everything seems a bit more complicated. Throw diabetes into the mix and –for one in four adults over the age of 65, that is a … Continue reading

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Less is More? SIMPLE Study for Older Adults at Joslin

There is a study happening right now that’s investigating how to reduce the number of insulin injections and blood glucose checks older adults with diabetes take each day while still keeping blood glucose in good control. It is also attempting … Continue reading

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What Are the Therapeutic Goals for Older Adults with Diabetes?

Treating diabetes can be a whole new ballgame for those over 70 due to the many factors that accompany the aging process.  Many older adults with diabetes have additional medical conditions that require concurrent treatment, and they may be on … Continue reading

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