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  • Born with Love

    Support Joslin's Diabetes Pregnancy Program by joining us in Revlon’s Love Is On challenge — an online fundraising challenge that is dedicated to benefiting causes focused on advancing women’s health, including diabetes.

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  • Keith Blackwell, MD, PhD

    and his team present surprising results of a study showing that reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecules -- which at high levels are known to contribute to diabetes complications -- also have important normal biological functions and sometimes aid in maintaining health.

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  • Elvira Isganaitis, MD, MPH

    and researchers at Joslin found that umbilical cells from children of obese or overweight mothers provide evidence that already at birth their children have metabolic changes that could predispose to obesity.

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  • Jongsoon Lee, PhD

    and researchers at Joslin have pinpointed a major inflammatory role for "natural killer" (NK) immune cells in abdominal fat--a type of tissue strongly implicated in insulin resistance.

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  • Mary Loeken, PhD

    has uncovered new clues about how a glucose transporter can increase the risk of birth defects in diabetic pregnancy. Her work also suggests an approach to developing stem cells that might help to strengthen future regenerative therapies for diabetes and many other diseases.

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  • Christian Rask-Madsen, MD, PhD

    and researchers at Joslin have identified a gene in a molecular pathway that mat lead to much-needed treatments for vascular damage caused by diabetes.

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Pediatric patients ages 9-17 from Joslin Diabetes Center were treated to a visit with
Nick Jonas who was in Boston this summer for the Future Now Tour with co-headliner Demi Lovato. The Jonas brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13; he told the kids his family considered Joslin for his treatment, knowing it is one of the best places in the world, but stayed closer to home in NJ at the time. Jonas spent time with 40 pediatric patients and some parents talking about their shared experiences as kids living with type 1 diabetes before his show, and then stayed for the concert in suites, graciously donated by the TD Garden! Jonas has inspired these young patients at Joslin Diabetes Center not only with his musical talent, but with his openness about living with diabetes, encouraging the kids that with hard work and dedication you can control your diabetes and do whatever you want with your life.

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Published online by Joslin for the diabetes community worldwide, Speaking of Diabetes, features Joslin news, insights on diabetes, the latest on diabetes research and stories about people of all ages who live with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes — information sourced from a single team of experts: the doctors, educators and researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

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