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Exercise in People with Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise is recommended for everyone with diabetes. In people with type 1 diabetes exercise provides many benefits—improved cardiovascular health, a psychological lift, stronger bones, stronger muscles and more restful sleep. It evens aids in weight loss and improved insulin sensitivity. … Continue reading

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Living a LEVEL Life With Ethan Lewis

From now until September, Joslin Diabetes Center is benefiting from 1 percent of the sales of LEVEL Life, a glucose gel produced by Level Foods. Founder Ethan Lewis speaks about his personal experience with diabetes that urged him to create … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia Unawareness: What You Should Know

All people with type 1 and some people with type 2 diabetes will experience an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) sometime during the course of their disease. For some people with type 1 this can be become an every … Continue reading

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Ordering Your Exercise to Avoid Hypoglycemia?

People with type 1 diabetes have to be cautious when they exercise or do any kind of physical activity to avoid setting their blood glucose levels out of sorts. While exercise is a major factor in managing diabetes, people with … Continue reading

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Diabetes on the Brain: Hypoglycemia and Your Grey Matter

When you attend diabetes education classes you learn about all the complications you can avoid by keeping your blood glucose and weight in control. A1Cs under seven lower the risk of nerve and kidney damage, heart attacks, oral problems, eye … Continue reading

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Reducing Lows on the Playing Field

This question is answered by the Joslin Pediatrics team.  Q: I play on a summer soccer team and lately I have had to sit on the bench for almost half of practice because I am low. Please help! A: Oh … Continue reading

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Product Review | Medtronic mySentry Offers Peace of Mind

When it comes to children, the market is flooded with devices offering peace of mind: nanny cams, cell phones with GPS tracking devices and baby monitors to name a few. Now Medtronic has come up with a device to give … Continue reading

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On the Road with Diabetes: Yield to Hypoglycemia

People who have diabetes depend on their ability to drive just as much as anyone else. But driving when you have diabetes requires extra precautions. It’s not enough that you check your blind spot before pulling away from the curb; … Continue reading

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A False Sense of Hypoglycemia

By Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin Hypoglycemia is defined as a blood glucose level below 70mg/dl. But many people find that they feel the symptoms of low blood glucose at levels much higher than … Continue reading

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Toasting the Holidays: Can Alcohol and Diabetes mix?

By Amanda Kirpitch, MA, RD, CDE, LDN The holiday season is in full swing! And with all the delicious food choices comes plenty of tempting alcoholic treats, as well. While we certainly don’t need alcohol to socialize, many enjoy having … Continue reading

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