Joslin Research Links Genetic Variant, Poor Glycemic Control to Coronary Artery Disease:
BOSTON – November 25, 2008 – A new study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School has found that a common genetic variant associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the general population is also linked to an even higher risk for people with diabetes, particularly those with poor glucose control.
Joslin Researchers Identify New Source of Insulin-Producing Cells:
BOSTON – Nov. 24, 2008 – Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells can form after birth or after injury from progenitor cells within the pancreas that were not beta cells, a finding that contradicts a widely-cited earlier study that had concluded this is not possible.
Joslin Launches Unique Social Networking, Performance Improvement and Learning Initiative for Primary Care Physicians:
BOSTON – September 23, 2008 – Joslin Diabetes Center today announced the introduction of the Joslin Professional Education Consortium (JPEC), a unique, comprehensive, Web-based resource and community for primary care physicians (PCPs) focused on treating diabetes and its complications. JPEC offers free, 24/7 social networking among peers and colleagues and access to support and education to improve patient care for diabetes and is designed to supplement continuing medical education (CME) activities.
Novel Short-Term Weight-Loss Approach Works Long-Term for Type 2 Diabetes:
BOSTON – Sept. 2, 2008 – A study by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown for the first time that more than half of patients with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in a novel short-term weight management program were able to maintain the weight loss they achieved during the program on their own long-term.
Joslin Study Identifies Protein that Produces ‘Good’ Fat:
BOSTON – Aug. 20, 2008 – A study by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown that a protein known for its role in inducing bone growth can also help promote the development of brown fat, a “good” fat that helps in the expenditure of energy and plays a role in fighting obesity.
Joslin Study Finds Insulin Resistance Causes Gallstones:
BOSTON – July 22, 2008 – It has been known for more than 100 years that gallstones are more common in obese individuals. Now, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have determined that insulin resistance is likely the reason why.
Joslin Diabetes Center Publishes Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Weight & Wellness:
BOSTON – July 15, 2008 – Joslin Diabetes Center today announced the release of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Weight & Wellness, the latest book in its popular "Staying Healthy with Diabetes" series. Written for consumers, Weight & Wellness provides information and strategies to help individuals with type 2 diabetes achieve a healthy weight and maintain it over time.
Joslin Diabetes Center and Epocrates Launch Innovative Diabetes Resource for Clinicians:
BOSTON – June 18, 2008 – Clinicians across America now have access to the knowledge and opinions of a renowned diabetes expert, thanks to a collaboration between Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s largest diabetes clinic, research center and provider of diabetes education, and Epocrates Inc., a leading developer of handheld clinical applications.
Beta Cell Defect Linked to Type 2 Diabetes:
SAN FRANCISCO – June 8, 2008 – Scientists at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston have found that a defect in the beta cells that make and release insulin has implications for the failure of these cells and the development of type 2 diabetes.
Joslin Study Shows Short-Term Weight Loss Program Works Long-Term:
SAN FRANCISCO – June 7, 2008 – Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston have shown for the first time that patients with diabetes who enrolled in a short-term weight management program were able to maintain the weight loss they achieved during the program on their own long-term.
Joslin Diabetes Center and Sunstar Inc. Announce Education Initiative:
BOSTON -- June 2, 2008 – Joslin Diabetes Center and Sunstar Inc., a Japanese maker of oral health and nutritional products, have teamed up to launch an initiative aimed at educating dentists and physicians about the link between diabetes and gum disease and other oral health issues, as well as the significance of nutrition to each.
Joslin Study Finds Anti-inflammatory Medication May Treat Type 2 Diabetes:
BOSTON – May 21, 2008 -- Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center who reported earlier this year that an inexpensive, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug called salsalate might prevent type 2 diabetes are now reporting that the drug may also be beneficial in the treatment of the disease.
Not All Fat Created Equal:
BOSTON – May 6, 2008 -- It has long been known that type 2 diabetes is linked to obesity, particularly fat inside the belly. Now, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have found that fat from other areas of the body can actually reduce insulin resistance and improve insulin sensitivity.
Team Joslin Running Marathon in Boston with High Hopes for Diabetes Cure:
BOSTON – April 14, 2008 -- Running a marathon takes skill, dedication and tremendous athleticism. This year, 13 motivated individuals will hit the ground running on April 21 as part of Team Joslin in the Boston Marathon. They will make the trek from Hopkinton to Boston in support of the Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund which supports the Center's efforts to improve the lives of people with diabetes through care, education and research, and to prevent and cure the disease.
Joslin Researchers Discover New Effect for Insulin:
BOSTON – March 20, 2008 - Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that insulin has a previously unknown effect that plays a role in aging and lifespan, a finding that could ultimately provide a mechanism for gene manipulations that could help people live longer and healthier lives.
Joslin Diabetes Center Updates Diabetes Deskbook:
BOSTON – March 10, 2008 – Joslin Diabetes Center today announced the release of the Second Edition of its comprehensive resource Joslin’s Diabetes Deskbook – A Guide for Primary Care Providers.
Overweight Hispanic Children Shown to Have Vascular Inflammation:
BOSTON - Feb. 27, 2008 -- Overweight Hispanic children with normal blood glucose (sugar) levels showed elevated markers for blood vessel inflammation that may predispose them to developing both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a new study led by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center.
Joslin Study Finds Restricting Insulin Doses Increases Mortality Risk :
BOSTON – Feb. 27, 2008 -- A new study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has found that women with type 1 diabetes who reported taking less insulin than prescribed had a three-fold increased risk of death and higher rates of disease complications than those who did not skip needed insulin shots.
Michael P. Sullivan Joins Joslin Diabetes Center As Senior Vice President Of Development:
February 13, 2008 – Joslin Diabetes Center today announced Michael P. Sullivan of Boston as senior vice president of development. Sullivan comes to Joslin from a successful program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network, with deep ties to the Greater Boston community and a strong track record in healthcare philanthropy, public affairs and government.
Joslin Diabetes Center Statement: ACCORD Study :
BOSTON -- February 6, 2008 -- Today, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute announced that it has halted the intensive blood glucose (sugar) control arm in one of its studies due to safety concerns.
Joslin Study Identifies Key Factor that Links Metabolic Syndrome:
BOSTON – Feb. 5, 2008 -- A new study led by researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor in the cause of metabolic syndrome and its associated atherosclerosis, disorders that put tens of millions of Americans at high risk of cardiovascular disease.