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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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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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Become an ACHIEVER! A New Weight Loss Program at Joslin

People who would like to join a weight loss program designed specifically for patients with diabetes now have third option at Joslin Diabetes Center. ACHIEVERS, a credits-based weight management program built around your schedule , has been added to  Joslin’s … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Are Meal Replacement Drinks a Good Choice?

Is a canned drink better for you than having a sit-down breakfast made with real food? If your doctor or dietitian has suggested that you try a meal replacement (the formal name for the shake-in- a can advertised to people … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: Exercise Edition

Why will resistance training help me lose weight? Resistance training is a form of strength training where the muscles contract against a force.  The greater the force you are working against the more calories are expended and the more the … Continue reading

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Pear: Good for Fruit, Not so Good for Body Shape, Says Research

Your doctor told you you’re pear-shaped, that you don’t have so much to worry about. So you have been sitting on your laurels, content to live with that extra fat on your lower half. But maybe being a pear is … Continue reading

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Obesity Counseling for People on Medicare

Good news for those over 65 years of age who need to lose a significant amount of weight.  Medicare is now paying for intensive obesity behavioral counseling for those participants who are obese (BMI >-30kg/m).  And one of the best … Continue reading

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Losing Weight Virtually with Joslin Everywhere

Losing weight when you have diabetes may be only a keystroke away. One of the first innovations in the Joslin Everywhere (JE) program, the Joslin’s virtual outreach architecture, is an on-line weight management program for people with diabetes. Joslin’s Why … Continue reading

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Keep Up With Your Fitness Resolution

It’s cold and dank out; raining so hard that the water has seeped into the crevices in your new waterproof boots and left your toes curling against its bite every time you take a step.   Not really the type of … Continue reading

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Operation or Modification?: Weight Loss and Diabetes

This is the final post in a three-week series on gastric surgery. When you’re overweight with type 2 diabetes losing weight isn’t just a desire—it’s part of your recommended care. Insulin resistance increases with your BMI, so slimming down and … Continue reading

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