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A Barbecue Nutritional Breakdown

Managing a healthy diet for your diabetes is important—but sometimes at parties and family gatherings, it’s fun to just go with the flow. So here’s a slideshow full of the nutrition information for a traditional Fourth of July menu.  You … Continue reading

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Joslin Tips for a Safe and Healthy Ramadan

For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, increased devotion and worship. This year, it begins on June 28, 2014. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. During this … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Round Up

Have a Diabetes-Friendly Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day…the “Hallmark holiday” of romantic love. People everywhere use this holiday as a day to express their love to others by sending greeting cards, flowers, valentines, and lots and lots of chocolate. But there … Continue reading

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A Little Help from My Friends: Support for the New Year

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are over. You have made your resolutions and now the January doldrums are threatening to  arrive.  When the stress of the holidays ends all you want to do is dive into the soft, … Continue reading

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Staying Consistent on New Year’s Eve

In a few days, it’ll be New Year’s Eve and you have dinner plans for midnight! And, you are getting together at 9:00 for drinks and dancing with friends. New Year’s Eve isn’t as punishing on your diabetes schedule as … Continue reading

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Give Gifts That Give Back

Christmas is a time for giving. What better way to honor that spirit than to give gifts that give back?! Here’s a round-up of stores and charities that use your purchases to raise money for diabetes research and care. Joslin … Continue reading

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Crowd-Sourced Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Last Monday, we asked people via the Joslin Facebook page to share their favorite physical activities and diabetes management tips for Thanksgiving. Throughout the week we received numerous comments that outlined a variety of ways to help manage your diabetes … Continue reading

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Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is two days away. Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes. Over the years, the Joslin Blog has compiled tips and tricks for making the day a little easier. General … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah

The foods eaten during Hanukkah celebrations are steeped in symbolism. Hanukkah foods commemorate both the miracle of the temple oil and for many people, Judith’s victory over the Babylonians using only her beauty, guile and a basket of fine cheeses … Continue reading

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Diwali For the Carb Conscious

Every culture has its big celebratory holidays.  For Hindus one of these is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” Starting on November 3 and continuing until the 7, the five-day holiday signifies the triumph of good over evil. Originating in India, … Continue reading

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