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Making Beta Cells

A skin cell by any other name would be as fleshy—or so you might think. But a new technique developed over the last decade can take skin cells, or any other cells of the body, and make them into something … Continue reading

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Could Translational Research Approach Lead to Kidney Disease Treatment?

The complexities of diabetes can’t be fully understood in a lab or in a clinic alone. Sometimes, information coming from the lab informs clinical researchers about what they should study in people with diabetes. Other times, trends noticed in patient … Continue reading

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Can Nutrients in Beets Help with Type 2 Diabetes?

Beets have all sorts of health benefits—fiber, potassium, folate, metabolites. That last one may not be as familiar as the others, but they’re just as important to the functioning of your body, and researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center are probing … Continue reading

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Type 1 Diabetes Research Round-up: What’s Happening at Joslin

  Type 1 diabetes is a complicated, complex disease. Conquering this multi-faceted condition requires people working from all angles. At Joslin Diabetes Center, researchers are up to the task. AUTOIMMUNITY In type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the … Continue reading

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Autoimmunity: Why Good T Cells Go Bad

In type 1 diabetes, the human body turns on itself. The immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes start attacking insulin-producing beta cells, as though they were the bacteria and viruses the immune system is supposed to fight off. … Continue reading

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Joslin Researcher Studies Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Physicians have long observed that mood disorders, including depression, occur more often in patients with diabetes, than even those with other chronic disease. However, the relationship between these two conditions has remained something of a mystery. One possible hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Exercise on a Molecular Level

We all know exercise is good for us. Running, biking, weight lifting, or yoga—moving our bodies makes us healthier. And research at Joslin is elucidating why. The lab of Laurie Goodyear, Ph.D. studies what exercise does to our bodies on … Continue reading

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Type 1 Diabetes Symposium Highlights Cutting-Edge Research

On Monday, May 6, Joslin Diabetes Center brought together some of the best minds in type 1 diabetes research for a day-long symposium covering the field’s cutting-edge research. The morning began with a welcome from John Brooks, President and CEO … 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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