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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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Happy Halloween!

  Happy Halloween from Joslin Diabetes Center! We know that Halloween can be difficult for people with diabetes (all that candy!), so here are some resources for putting the emphasis less on candy and more on spooky activities. Or, if … Continue reading

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How to Fast Safely When You Have Diabetes

Fasting has a place in the pantheon of many religions as well as being a standard way of performing sacrifice in many cultures. Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days in the Jewish religious calendar includes fasting as part of … Continue reading

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