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Inside Joslin | April - June 2010

Joslin in National Diabetes Trial on Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Clinical research conducted at Joslin Diabetes Center and 29 other sites in the U.S. and Canada showed adult and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes achieved better blood glucose control by using a sensor-augmented insulin pump compared to multiple daily insulin injections.

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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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Facebook Game Helps People with Diabetes Improve Everyday Behaviors

Monday, June 14, 2010

A new game called HealthSeeker(tm) launched today on Facebook(r), with the goal of helping players make specific lifestyle changes that focus on healthy eating. While the benefits of the game are available to anyone, HealthSeeker specifically helps people with diabetes make more informed lifestyle decisions in an innovative way that complements their daily use of social media.

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Joslin’s RED Study Offers Diabetes Education Classes

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Reinforcing Education on Diabetes (RED) study is looking at different diabetes self-management education programs to see which programs are more helpful. Joslin researchers are now recruiting patients in the Boston area who have type 2 diabetes, are between the ages of 18 and 75, have received diabetes education in the past, have an HbA1C equal to or greater than 7.0% and have no major complications.

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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 Shows Insulin Guards Against Artery Damage

Friday, May 07, 2010

Long suspected of worsening artery damage in patients with diabetes, insulin instead protects blood vessels, a new study by Joslin Diabetes Center scientists indicates.

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Joslin Lays Foundation for Improved Eye Treatment

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If left untreated, about a quarter of people with diabetes eventually lose some of their vision from diabetic macular edema—a condition in which leaking blood vessels cause swelling in the center of the retina. While laser treatments based on work pioneered at Joslin in the 1960s have helped to minimize this damage, injecting a drug called ranibizumab can be more effective, according to results from a major clinical study by the Diabetes Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) announced today. Joslin scientists were leaders both in the basic research that led to the study and in the establishment of DRCR.net.

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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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C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Receives Frontiers in Science Award

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) will present C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., with its Frontiers in Science Award at its annual meeting in Boston on April 22. The Frontiers in Science Award goes to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to their individual profession or area of expertise. Dr. Kahn was selected to receive this award by AACE based on his many seminal discoveries and outstanding commitment to the field of diabetes research.

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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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Jeans for Joslin

Friday, April 09, 2010

Fifth-grader Hannah Winiker (seated) took the initiative for a unique charity campaign last month at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School in Franklin, Massachusetts. The school’s dress code normally doesn’t allow blue jeans, but Hannah went to the head of the school, Kevin 0'Malley, to ask for a day in which students and faculty could wear jeans if they donated a dollar to the Jeans for Joslin program.

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