Tag Archives: Type 1 Diabetes

Ask Joslin: Type 1 Diagnosis, No Family History

Why did my child get type 1 diabetes when there is no family history of it? You are not alone.  In fact, having someone in your family who has type 1 diabetes when you are diagnosed is the exception, rather … Continue reading

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Running Across the U.S., Spreading Diabetes Awareness

This guest post is written by Doug Masiuk, who has type 1 diabetes. Doug ran across the United States and speaking about diabetes along the way. On May 20th my feet were in the Pacific Ocean.  This was me taking … Continue reading

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The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes Medications on Weight

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D.,Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In my last blog post, I discussed how targeting weight loss can … Continue reading

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Dodgeball for a Cause

Anna Tiedeman Irwin and Elizabeth Kramer know what it’s like to be a protective older sister. Both women grew up with brothers who have type 1 diabetes; Tiedeman with her brother Andy and Kramer with David. This sibling bond inspired … Continue reading

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Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes: Changing the Paradigm

This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D., Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In my research and clinical work in the Joslin Clinic, … Continue reading

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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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Childhood Obesity and Double Diabetes

Approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents in the United States are classified as obese. That’s 17 percent of people aged 2 to 19, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The number of children who are obese … Continue reading

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Resources for Friends and Family: How to Support Your Loved One with Diabetes

Living with diabetes is no easy task, but sometimes the role of family and friends is overlooked. This article is for people living with someone that has diabetes. Wanting to support someone you love is natural, but it can be … Continue reading

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Joslin Patient Lobbies her School to Host a Fundraiser Supporting Joslin Diabetes Center

As part of National Diabetes Month Lilly B., a 11-year old Joslin patient, hosted a fundraiser at The Rivers School, where she is a sixth grade student, to sell blue bracelets to raise funds and awareness for diabetes. With matching … Continue reading

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Slowing Type 1 Diabetes- Can Nutrients Help?

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proposes that different diet components may help preserve beta cell function, once the disease is contracted. Research has shown that people with type 1 diabetes who have greater concentrations … Continue reading

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