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An Investigation of Fall Treats

This editorial is written by Stephanie M. McPherson, science writer and video producer for Joslin. I’m all about fall. When the air chills and pumpkins adorn doorsteps, my tastebuds turn to cravings for caramel apples, pumpkin seeds, and cider donuts. … Continue reading

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Fasting on Yom Kippur with Diabetes

With Yom Kippur – one of the holiest days of the Jewish year – quickly approaching, many people are preparing for their fast, which is observed from sundown one day to sundown the next day. For people with diabetes, fasting … Continue reading

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Ramadan and Diabetes

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is an important spiritual practice.  When you have diabetes, you may be wondering how fasting will affect your diabetes.  There is a lot of misinformation about diabetes and Ramadan.  Here are some answers … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Fourth with These Recipes from Joslin Cookbooks!

This Fourth of July, fire up the grill and cook up some healthy, diabetes-friendly, cookout ready grub to enjoy with all your family and friends! Try out these easy, tasty summer-inspired recipes from the three Joslin cookbooks for your celebration. … Continue reading

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Have a Happy Easter with these Joslin Tips

Easter Sunday is traditionally accompanied by a big, delicious honeyed ham dinner and a basket full of tasty treats. But when your child has diabetes it can be particularly difficult deciding what’s best for you and your family to eat. … Continue reading

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Prep for Passover: Managing Your Diabetes During a Seder

Pesach, or Passover, is almost upon us. This year it falls between March 26 and April 1. Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Jews’ freedom from bondage under Egyptian rule about 3000 years ago. For the seven days … Continue reading

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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. Also, people feel obligated to dine out … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts for PWD

Can’t think of anything to give the person with everything this year?  Well how about a nutrition or exercise related gift to make things easier for the person with diabetes on your list? Of course it shouldn’t be the only … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Winter Squash: Not Just for Thanksgiving

A third of a cup isn’t much, no matter how you serve it. Fifteen grams for a bare mouthful, that’s all you get from rice or pasta. If you are a sedentary woman, eating a cupful can use up almost … Continue reading

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Making Thanksgiving Work for You and Your Diabetes

Thanksgiving is a carb fest.  There is no way around it; traditional Thanksgiving meals are mostly carbohydrate.  And they bend the needle quite far on the fat-o-meter too.  Okay, there’s the turkey and a nod to the world of greens … Continue reading

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