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Above DNA: Epigenetics and Diabetes

Research suggests that risk for type 2 diabetes in some people may have begun very early in life, as a result of differences in how nutrients were reaching the developing baby. Differences in nutrition, either too few or too many … Continue reading

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Dietary Fat Can Affect Glucose Levels and Insulin Requirements for People with Type 1 Diabetes

In a study of patients with type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers found that dietary fat can affect glucose levels and insulin requirements. These findings, which appeared in the April edition of Diabetes Care, have major implications for the management of … Continue reading

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Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., Becomes AAAS Fellow Member

Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., studies beta cells—those cells in the pancreas responsible for secreting insulin. For over twenty-five years her research has specifically focused around these cells that are subject to autoimmune onslaught in type 1 diabetes as well as dysfunction … Continue reading

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Encapsulating Islets: Big Hope in Small Packages

Gordon Weir, M.D., Co-Head of the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, has teamed up with MIT researchers Robert Langer, Ph.D., Institute Professor, and Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, to move the type 1 diabetes … Continue reading

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Heather Ferris, M.D., Ph.D., Joins Joslin

Heather Ferris, M.D., PhD first joined Joslin in 2009 when she arrived on a BIDMC/Joslin endocrinology fellowship. After completing her fellowship in 2012, she began treating adult patients in November of that year. She became interested in diabetes care while … Continue reading

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New Steps Forward in Understanding Genetics Behind MODY

Joslin scientists report the first generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with an uncommon form of diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY). These cells offer a powerful resource for studying the role of genetic factors … Continue reading

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Understanding How People Understand Diabetes Self-management

Right now we have a one-size-fits-all approach to diabetes education,” says Katie Weinger, Ed.D., R.N. “But instead of trying to adapt people to our treatments, including education, we want to adapt our approaches to people and their particular strengths and … Continue reading

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