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  • Putting People Over the Disease in the Care Visit
    by Joslin Communications on August 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    “Diabetic.” “Non-compliant.” “Morbidly obese.” These terms and more are being called out in the diabetes community as a judgmental barrier to improving a patient’s health. An alternate approach called People First Language was suggested in a recent commentary published in … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Joslin Moments: Dr. Joslin Addresses the Inaugural Meeting of The American Diabetes Association
    by Joslin Communications on August 15, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    On June 1, 1941 Dr. Elliott P. Joslin was awarded the first Frederick Banting medal, at the inaugural meeting of the American Diabetes Association [ADA]. Dr. Banting was the principal investigator who two decades previously discovered insulin. He had died earlier that … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Studying Abroad with Diabetes
    by Joslin Communications on August 10, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    Are you planning to live abroad for a while during college? Check out these two articles from Speaking of Diabetes for everything you need to know about staying healthy while experiencing other cultures. Managing Diabetes While Studying Abroad Studying abroad comes … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • How to Talk Diabetes in College
    by Joslin Communications on August 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    For many high school seniors enrolling in college for the fall, this is the first time they’ll be living and managing their diabetes on their own. Freshman year can be a big adjustment, but preparing in advance will help you … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The First Dose of Insulin
    by Joslin Communications on August 7, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    August 7 is the anniversary of the first purified insulin injection in the United State. Across from the Joslin Diabetes Center’s 170 Pilgrim Road entrance is the site of what was once Broadbeck Cottage, opened under the direction of Dr. Elliott … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Excellent Evening Routine Ideas for People With Diabetes
    by Sysy Morales on August 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    To follow up on last week’s Excellent Morning Routine Ideas for People With Diabetes, this time we’re focusing on what nighttime habits might be good choices for setting up a routine that helps manage blood sugar levels and support overall health and wellness. Jim Ryun, an American athlete is credited with saying, “Motivation is what gets […]

  • Sweet Broccoli Salad Supreme with Cranberries & Bacon
    by Lisa MarcAurele on August 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    A classic sweet broccoli salad with crispy bacon and chewy unsweetened dried cranberries. It’s low-carb and paleo-friendly with no added sugar. I’m always looking for ways to lower the carbs for recipes that I enjoyed before going low carb. One of the dishes that’s often served at family gatherings in the summer is broccoli salad. […]

  • Australia Diabetes Awareness: More Than The “4Ts”
    by Rachel Zinman on August 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    From July 9 through 15, 2017, Australia celebrated National Diabetes Awareness Week #NDW2017 and I couldn’t resist posting this vlog because it seems some things are still missing in how Diabetes Australia chooses to spread awareness through their campaign #itsabouttime. Yes, it’s important to know the 4Ts, the warning signs of both type 1 and […]

  • Stay Active: My Profile for Success
    by Sheri Colberg, PhD, FACSM on August 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    I would like to share some of my personal story about why physical activity matters to me and how I have lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for almost 50 years to date. My success with diabetes is undoubtedly related to my decision to be physically active. The secret to my overall success, both professional […]

  • Studying Longtime Type 1 Diabetes and the Role of Exercise and Glucose Management
    by Sysy Morales on August 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    If you ever find yourself interested in how those with type 1 diabetes do over the longterm and what may help, here is a study you may find interesting. Researchers had already seen that in those living with type 1 diabetes for 50 or more years, blood sugar management was shown to be unrelated to […]