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  • Grill Healthy! Tips for Barbecuing Diabetes-Friendly Foods
    by Joslin Communications on June 27, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    It’s beginning to look a lot like barbeque season. The sun is shining, the air is warm and the days are long. Time to haul out the charcoal or make sure you have extra propane for your gas grill. Trouble … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • These Amazing People Are Helping Joslin Researchers Understand Diabetes
    by Joslin Communications on June 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Joslin Diabetes Center held the fifth reunion of the 50-Year Medalist Study in early June, celebrating those who have lived with diabetes for over 50 years. 2015 marked the tenth year since the origin of the 50-Year Medalist Study, which … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Joslin Moments: 80-Year Medal
    by Joslin Communications on June 20, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    On May 11, 2013 the first 80-Year Medal was awarded at Joslin. The medal was designed earlier in 2013 for those who reach the incredible milestone of living with diabetes for 80 years. Over the decades since insulin was discovered, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Medalist Study Searches for Protective Factors
    by Joslin Communications on June 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Complications to diabetes are just that—biologically complicated. Blood travels to every tissue in the body, so if it contains higher than normal glucose levels, over time this long-term exposure can damage delicate heart, kidney, eye and nerve tissue. Although diabetes complications often occur within … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Joslin Moments: The First 50-Year Medal
    by Joslin Communications on June 13, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    Elliott Proctor Joslin (1869-1962), founder of the Joslin Clinic, possessed an unmatched zeal to improve the life of people with diabetes. He, quite literally, “wrote the book” on diabetes. Dr. Joslin produced ten editions of his medical textbook followed by … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • FDA: Beware of Buying Secondhand Test Strips
    by Sysy Morales on June 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    The cost of diabetes test strips can sometimes become overwhelming, leading people with diabetes to purchase pre-owned, but unused test strips from someone who is selling them. This practice is legal but the FDA is concerned, particularly when it comes to those that market these lower-cost test strips online or in local communities. The FDA […]

  • 20 Tips to Afford Your Diabetes Medications and Supplies
    by Rebecca Dugas on June 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    If you’re struggling to make ends meet, you may feel like you can’t afford your diabetes medications and supplies. Even if you have insurance, you may not be able to afford the co-pays on some meds, and others might not even be covered. If you don’t have insurance at all, you’re likely wondering how to […]

  • Apple Announced a Major Upgrade for Dexcom and Apple Watch
    by Taking Control of Your Diabetes on June 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    By David Ahn, MD An exciting nugget of information for Dexcom users was hidden among more eye-catching announcements during yesterday’s Keynote Address at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in San Jose. Near the end of his preview of the upcoming watchOS 4 software update for Apple Watch, Kevin Lynch (VP of Technology at Apple) briefly showed […]

  • Study: Heart Attack Risk Differences Between Those With and Without Diabetes
    by Sysy Morales on June 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Researchers conducted a study published in Diabetes Care which found that in a real-world population, patients with diabetes with high rates of statin and aspirin treatment had the same risk for cardiovascular events as those who don’t have diabetes or angiographically significant coronary artery disease (CAD). It is known that the risk for a heart […]

  • Does Cold Exposure Help with Weight Loss?
    by Steve Parker M.D. on June 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    David Mendosa found a 2016 research report suggesting that cool temperatures may help with weight management by activating our brown fat, which burns more calories. Heat generated by brown fat is derived from glucose and triglycerides. Keep in mind as you read further that a comfortable environment temperature for a clothed human is about 23°C or 73°F. […]