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  • Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah
    by Joslin Communications on December 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    The foods eaten during Hanukkah celebrations are steeped in symbolism. Hanukkah foods commemorate both the miracle of the temple oil and for many people, Judith’s victory over the Babylonians using only her beauty, guile and a basket of fine cheeses … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • How to Stay Active This Winter
    by Joslin Communications on December 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    It’s hard to stay motivated to exercise when the weather is lousy or there is a foot of snow on the ground. “But regular exercise in winter is really the best therapy for people with type 1 or type 2 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Winter Wonderland: Navigating Diabetes During the Winter
    by Joslin Communications on December 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    With colder weather upon us, it means it’s time for snowball fights and lots of extra layers. For people with diabetes, colder temperatures can also impact your blood glucose levels. We sat down with Erin Kelly MEd, BSN, RN, CDE, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • National Diabetes Month in Review
    by Joslin Communications on November 30, 2017 at 2:42 PM

    November was National Diabetes Month, and all month long we shared information important for women with diabetes. We also gave you an inside look at some of Joslin’s top researchers and doctors and their path to a career in science … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving
    by Joslin Communications on November 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving! Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes. Over the years, the Joslin Blog has compiled tips and tricks for making the day a little easier. General Tips for the … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • 3 Reasons Why We Get Cravings
    by Frank Sita on December 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    I can no longer focus on the task at hand. My mind begins to wander. I begin to map out my journey to the pantry or the kitchen fridge. My thoughts have been taken over by that slice of cake, that block of chocolate, or packet of biscuits. I convince myself that I won’t be […]

  • Cheaper Medicine for Being Compliant?
    by Maria Muccioli Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    How would you feel about access to cheaper medicine in return for proving compliance? With the ever-increasing costs of medical care, there have been many incentives that aim to improve patient compliance, from seeking preventative care to taking their medications as prescribed. Several years ago, I participated in an employer-run initiative in order to receive […]

  • Exercise to Lower Your Risk of Dying (Prematurely) with Type 1 Diabetes
    by Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM on December 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Much of the research on length of life for individuals living with type 1 diabetes is pessimistic, which makes a new study released recently a breath of fresh air. Data were collected for the ongoing nationwide, multi-center, Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy (FinnDiane) Study that tracked the death rate of 2,639 study participants for an average of […]

  • Can Intensive Weight Management Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
    by Sysy Morales on December 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    A study recently published in The Lancet shows that intensive weight management might help reverse type 2 diabetes. The researchers sought to find if intensive management of weight in a primary care setting could “achieve remission of type 2 diabetes,” they wrote in their abstract. They conducted an open-label, cluster-randomized trial called DiRECT with subjects […]

  • Reflections on Diabetes Awareness Month
    by Leighann Calentine on December 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Summary: Here are my reflections as I look back over the past 30 days of Diabetes Awareness Month, when I shared messages on social media to educate and advocate for those living with diabetes. For Diabetes Awareness Month I chose to share 30 daily diabetes thoughts and facts, across social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. My goal is […]