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Clinic News

Dr. Howard Wolpert Helps Set Guidelines for CGM Use

Thursday, December 15, 2011

After two-and-a-half years of conference calls, meetings, and extensive literature review, a panel of doctors, including Howard Wolpert, M.D., Director of the Insulin Pump  and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Programs at Joslin, have compiled the findings of a number of studies on real-time continuous glucose monitors (RT-CGM) into a series of guidelines recommending the proper use of the devices.

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Q&A: John Zrebiec of Joslin Mental Health Services

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

“We are primarily focused on trying to understand how people feel and think about themselves in relationship to diabetes in order to improve their health and their quality of life,” says John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W., director of Joslin’s Mental Health Services. Here he answers seven questions about diabetes and therapy.

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Q&A: Dr. Medha Munshi of the Geriatric Diabetes Clinic

Friday, May 27, 2011

Working both as a geriatrics primary care physician and as head of Joslin’s Geriatric Diabetes Clinic gives Medha Munshi, M.D., a different perspective on how to manage diabetes in the elderly population. While most diabetes management emphasizes the complexity of the disease, these patients often benefit from keeping things simple, Dr. Munshi declares. Here she answers seven questions about diabetes management in the elderly and why A1C levels may not always provide the best guidelines.

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Joslin Recognized for Work Addressing Disparities in Diabetes

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) and Geriatric Clinic each received a “Promising Practice Award of Excellence” at the American Diabetes Association’s annual Disparities Partnership Forum. William Hsu, M.D., of the AADI and Medha Munshi, M.D., of the Geriatric Diabetes Clinic gave two of the six oral presentations at the forum, held last month in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Class Will Aid Caregivers for Children with Diabetes

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Taking care of young children with diabetes can be a challenge unless you’ve been educated about its management. Joslin is launching a class aimed at educating caregivers of young children about diabetes and thus reducing their fears and making it easier for them to maintain a safe and normal environment for these children each day.

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Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative Unveils Enhanced Website

Monday, February 14, 2011

Latinos are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Caucasians, and half the Latinos born in the United States in this century are predicted to get the disease. Helping to meet this challenge, Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative has upgraded its website with additional resources for Latinos with diabetes and their families in both English and Spanish.

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Joslin Physicians Named Boston Magazine Top Docs (Again)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Once again, Joslin endocrinologists feature in Boston Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” list. Martin Abrahamson, M.D. (left) and Richard Beaser, M.D., who appear on this year’s list for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, are both repeat winners.

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Q&A | Joslin’s Suzanne Ghiloni on Diabetes and Pregnancy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pregnancy is still one of the most challenging times for women with diabetes. A new book from Joslin can help.

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Teaching Teens to Cope with Diabetes

Friday, October 29, 2010

“We need more complex and creative approaches in diabetes education for teenagers, and we’re all still trying to figure out the best way to do this,” said Margaret Grey, Dean of the Yale School of Nursing, speaking at Joslin this week. Presenting the fourth annual Joslin Harriet Mackay Forum, Grey highlighted her research in educating youth with type 1 diabetes—particularly in boosting their life skills in coping with the condition that requires around-the-clock management.

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Q&A | Ashley Atkins of the Joslin Pediatric Clinic

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ashley Atkins, R.N., M.S.N., C.P.N.P., joined Joslin as a pediatric nurse practitioner a year ago. Here she answers five questions about her professional background and what day-to-day life is like in the Joslin pediatric clinic.

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Latino Diabetes Initiative Broadens Its Community

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Odds are even that a Latino child born in this country will develop diabetes during his or her lifetime. More than a tenth of all Latinos in the U.S. have diabetes today, and the rate rises to a quarter for those aged 50 or older. This is the huge challenge facing Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI), a comprehensive effort to improve the lives of Latinos with diabetes and their families—combining clinical care, patient education, community outreach, research and healthcare team education.

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Joslin Clinic Recommendation on Avandia

Monday, September 27, 2010

The following is a recommendation from the Joslin Clinic on the recent decision by the Federal Food and Drug Administration regarding Avandia.

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Q&A | Angelina Bernier, M.D., of the Joslin Pediatric Clinic

Monday, September 13, 2010

Endocrinologist Angelina Bernier, M.D., works in the Joslin pediatric clinic. Here she answers five questions about her background,  her patients with type 2 diabetes and her clinical research.

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Summer Magic Casts a Spell for Families at Joslin

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Children and their families came out to Joslin earlier this month for the Pediatric Clinic’s fifth annual Summer Magic event. The children participated in crafts, played limbo and bean-bag toss, enjoyed a picnic dinner and saw a magic show.

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Risks Are Manageable in Pregnancy with Diabetes

Friday, July 09, 2010

“I can count on one hand the number of women I have told not to get pregnant,” said Tamara Takoudes, M.D. “You just have to monitor your pregnancy every step of the way.” Drs. Takoudes and Florence Brown, M.D., co-directors of the Pregnancy and Diabetes Program at Joslin and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, joined Joslin exercise physiologist Jacqueline Shahar and author Cheryl Alkon for a panel discussion at Isis Parenting in Brookline, Mass. in late June.

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Teens with Diabetes Enjoy Fenway Tour

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

More than 25 teens and their families came out for Joslin’s teen tour of Fenway Park last week. The event began at Joslin and then families walked together to Fenway Park, the oldest venue used by a sports team in the United States, where there was an informative and humorous tour about the park’s history.

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Q&A | Rebecca Longo, N.P., of the Joslin Adult Clinic

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

After working in intensive care and a variety of other nursing fields, Rebecca Longo, N.P., decided that diabetes care was where she needed to be.

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Joslin Expands Pediatric Clinic

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An enhanced version of Joslin’s pediatric clinic will allow more optimal multi-disciplinary care for children, teens and young adults with diabetes and their families.

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Q&A | Glenn Matfin, M.D., of the Joslin Adult Clinic

Thursday, June 17, 2010

When he joined Joslin as a senior staff physician this spring, Glenn Matfin, M.D., brought a wealth of experience in diabetes and related conditions, acquired both in academia and in pharmaceutical medicine.

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Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Is It for You?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

People with diabetes who are intrigued about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), or already using a CGM device, can benefit from Joslin classes that help them get the most from this powerful technology.

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Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, the Healthy

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

People with diabetes can take a big step toward controlling their risk factors for cardiovascular disease with Joslin’s class on “Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, the Healthy.”

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Q&A | Susan Herzlinger Botein, M.D., of the Joslin Adult Clinic

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Earlier this year, after a fellowship at Joslin and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Susan Herzlinger Botein, M.D., joined Joslin as a staff clinician. (“I’m home-grown,” she jokes.) Dr. Herzlinger sees patients in the adult clinic and performs clinical research. Here, she answers seven questions about her medical background and her current work.

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Joslin's Teddy Bear Clinic Provides Fun Diabetes Education

Monday, May 03, 2010

Dozens of children and their families came to Joslin on May 1 for the eighth annual Teddy Bear Clinic, which offered a friendly and entertaining way to learn about diabetes. Children brought their own teddy bears or other stuffed animals, and acted as doctors through medical procedures ranging from a weigh-in to an eye exam to a hospital stay. The young “doctors” also could pick another bear to take home. Run by pediatric staff and volunteers, the event was more than just fun for kids and their families living with diabetes, emphasized Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section.

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Joslin offers outpatient treatment for pediatric patients with new-onset diabetes

Friday, April 16, 2010

When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the shock of the diagnosis for child and family may be heightened when the child is hospitalized. Often, however, new-onset pediatric patients can be treated safely and effectively on an outpatient basis, allowing them and their families to make a smoother transition to managing the disease. Joslin’s pediatric clinic offers this service to children and families who are appropriate candidates.

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Q&A | Nuha El Sayed, M.D. of the Joslin Clinic

Monday, April 12, 2010

Since joining the Joslin Clinic last fall, Nuha El Sayed, M.D. has worked primarily with patients with type 2 diabetes. She is particularly interested in weight management, lifestyle coaching, women’s health and international initiatives. A native of Alexandria, Egypt, Dr. El Sayed received her medical degree from Alexandria University, completed her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, and followed up with fellowships at Joslin and at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. El Sayed recently answered seven questions about her current roles and her professional plans.

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Dr. Martin Abrahamson Wins ACP’s Eichold Award

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has awarded Joslin Chief Medical Officer Martin Abrahamson, M.D., the inaugural Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes, recognizing Dr. Abrahamson’s “stellar career.”

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Pediatric Clinic Readies for Renovation

Friday, March 05, 2010

Next week, Joslin’s pediatric clinic begins to undergo a significant renovation that will allow for more optimal multi-disciplinary care delivery for children with diabetes and their families.

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Q&A | Ophthalmologist Paolo Antonio S. Silva

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Paolo Antonio S. Silva, M.D., is staff ophthalmologist and assistant chief of the Center for Ocular Telehealth at Joslin’s Beetham Eye Institute. He holds an affiliate appointment as an associate surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an investigator in the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

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Q&A | Martin Abrahamson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Martin Abrahamson, M.D., runs the world’s leading diabetes clinic. Joslin’s Chief Medical Officer still makes time to see patients, and last fall he once again made Boston Magazine’s list of top doctors. Earlier this month Dr. Abrahamson took a few minutes to answer seven questions about his life in diabetes care.

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Eyiuche Okeke, M.D. Joins Joslin Clinic

Friday, January 29, 2010

“My interest in medicine stems from coming from a family with a history of diabetes,” says Eyiuche Okeke, M.D., who has joined the Joslin Clinic as a staff endocrinologist.

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Kids with Diabetes Shouldn't Skimp on Whole Foods to Count Carbs

Monday, December 21, 2009

Youth with type 1 diabetes and their parents may skip on eating healthful foods in attempting to reduce the risks of low blood sugar, according to a paper published in this month’s Diabetes Care by researchers from Joslin and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Joslin’s Guide to Managing Childhood Diabetes Is Released

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Joslin pediatric team has just published a book on childhood diabetes, which was introduced last month at the High Hopes Gala.

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