Tag Archives: Type 2 Diabetes

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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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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Easing into Meal-time Boluses for People with Type 2

Adding bolus insulin to meals is a big deal for many people. You finally adjusted to taking one injection at night, but having to take three more injections during the day sounds like a real hassle. You have to take … 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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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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A New Paradigm for Dosing Diabetes Drugs in Type 2 Diabetes?

Which is better, adding medications one at a time or all at once? It’s a question physicians will be pondering as they discuss the results of an ongoing study into how to dose oral medications for people with type 2 … Continue reading

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Are You At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Unlike type 1 diabetes which comes on rapidly and isn’t currently preventable by making lifestyle changes, type 2 diabetes is an insidious disease that develops slowly over time. That gradual onset gives you time to take action. It is not … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind Type 2 Diabetes Myths

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding every common disease, and type 2 diabetes is no different. Even patients with diabetes and their family members may be misinformed. Here are eight common myths associated with type 2 diabetes. The Myth: … Continue reading

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Joslin Experts Weigh in on the AMA Classification of Obesity as a Disease

On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially endorsed the recognition of obesity as a disease. While this announcement is a fairly new development, obesity has been a recognized risk factor for a variety of serious health problems, including … Continue reading

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Survey About Medications for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Many new medications for type 2 diabetes have become available in the past several years, but it’s not always clear which medicine is best for which person. Dr. Ruth Hertzman-Miller, part of the Professional Education team at Joslin, is doing a … Continue reading

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