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Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier to Get Help
Dr. Osama Hamdy, Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program at Joslin Diabetes Center, explains why the change by the American Medical Association is appropriate and why it will result in bettter care.

Exercise Can Turn 'Bad' Fat Into 'Good' Brown Fat
Huffington Post
"Our results showed that exercise doesn't just have beneficial effects on muscle, it also affects fat," one of the researchers, Kristin Stanford, Ph.D., who is a postdoctoral fellow at Joslin Diabetes Center, said in a statement. "It's clear that when fat gets trained, it becomes browner and more metabolically active. We think there are factors being released into the bloodstream from the healthier fat that are working on other tissues."

How to Manage Type 1 Diabetes As You Age
US News and World Report
Saalfeld and Wallace are among 850 patients with Type 1 diabetes taking part in a study being conducted by Joslin Diabetes Center, an educational, research and clinical care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The participants were selected from 3,900 Joslin medalists who have lived with Type 1 diabetes for various milestones, from 25 to 85 years.

Joslin Diabetes Center CEO Runs Health Care Nonprofit Like a Life Sciences Startup 
“We’re a 115 year-old startup,”  says Joslin Diabetes Center CEO John Brooks, who moved from board chairman to full-time CEO of the innovative health care organization in early 2011. 

The Methodical Adventurer | Stem cell researcher Amy Wagers enjoys the thrill of discovery
Harvard Medicine
In an HMS podcast, Amy Wagers, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard and Joslin Diabetes Center, talks about why she is motivated by both the prospect of treating disease and the thrill of discovery.

When Fat Is Good: Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) Shows Potential As Obesity Buster
Wall Street Journal
Dr. Aaron Cypess, of the Joslin Diabetes Center (JDC) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has been studying the structural and functional differences between brown adipose tissue (BAT) and white adipose tissue for several years and asserts that brown fat tissue holds promise as an obesity treatment if researchers are able to harness the substance's ability to burn the extra stored lipids (fats) in white fat cells.

Diabetes Advice for the Elderly: Relax
New York Times
My mother has Type 2 diabetes, but she won’t eat. My father gets up and snacks in the middle of the night. My mom’s A1c is almost 8 percent. Why won’t she use her glucometer? Dr. Medha Munshi, director of the geriatrics program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, hears these and other gripes from her patients’ children all the time. And they’re right to worry about diabetes, which affects nearly 27 percent of older adults.

Diabulimia: The Dangerous Way Diabetics Drop Pounds
ABC News
Ann Goebel-Fabbri, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has worked with many type 1 diabetic patients suffering from eating disorders at the Joslin Diabetes Center.