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  • Diwali For the Carb Conscious
    by Joslin Communications on October 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    This story was originally posted on Oct. 28, 2013. Every culture has its big celebratory holidays.  For Hindus one of these is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” Celebrated yearly in mid-autumn, the five-day holiday signifies the triumph of good over … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Navigating Diabetes and Breast Cancer Treatment
    by Joslin Communications on October 12, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s estimated that one in eight women will be affected by the disease in their lifetime. It’s also estimated that about one in ten women will be diagnosed with diabetes. When the … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Life and Death of a Beta Cell
    by Joslin Communications on October 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Susan Bonner-Weir, PhD, Senior Investigator in Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School studies the life cycle of beta cells. “A beta cell has a life span. It’s born, it’s … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Halloween and Diabetes: Tips for Handling Sweet Treats
    by Joslin Communications on October 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    With October upon us, you might be getting your costumes, treats and tricks ready to go. But for children with diabetes, Halloween can be a somewhat stressful day. With some planning ahead, parents can work the candy into their child’s diabetes … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Ask Joslin: Dairy Foods and Diabetes – To Have …. Or Not to Have
    by Joslin Communications on October 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    People with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes often ask about drinking milk and eating dairy products. We took those questions to Joanna Mitri, M.D., endocrinologist in the Adult Diabetes section of the Joslin clinic and the Associate Director … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • 2 Things You Can Do That May Lower Depression Risk
    by Sysy Morales on October 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    According to the latest research, people with diabetes are much more at risk for developing depression. While the extra risk is substantial, there are things that we can do to lower our risk like managing blood sugar levels as tightly as possible. What else can we do? Eat Some Fish Recent research has revealed two other […]

  • Why I’m Excited About Tandem’s X2 Dexcom G5 Software Update
    by Taking Control of Your Diabetes on October 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    By David Ahn, MD In late August, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes’ long-awaited first software update for their X2 Insulin Pump that enables Dexcom G5 integration. With a FREE simple software update performed in the comfort of their own home, thousands of X2 users can now display CGM data (from the Dexcom G5 Mobile System) directly on […]

  • The Blood Sugars That Bring Me to My Knees
    by Rachel Zinman on October 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    When I was pregnant and about 6 years into my yoga practice, I was asked to start a prenatal yoga class in my local town. Looking back, I am amazed that everyone survived. I was inexperienced, teaching from a book and making grand claims about how the pain we were experiencing while stretching our legs […]

  • Do Antibiotics in Early Life Increase Risk for Type 1 Diabetes or Celiac Disease?
    by Sysy Morales on October 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    There have been reports that antibiotics in early life may be linked with autoimmunity for type 1 diabetes. However, evidence hasn’t proven the connection thus far. This study sought to find out if the use of the most common antibiotics in a child’s early years is linked to an increased risk of autoimmunity for type […]

  • Diabetes Empowerment Summit 2017: Free 5-Day Online Summit
    by Daniele Hargenrader on October 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    What is the Diabetes Empowerment Summit? Last year, we hosted our inaugural, free to attend, 100% online event. The positive feedback we received from our over three thousand attendees from all over the world about how the presentations changed their lives for the better was mind-blowing. An online summit is like getting to attend a big […]