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Insulet Partners with Joslin Diabetes Center to Implement a Unique Training Certification for Insulet’s Clinical Team

Thursday, June 30, 2016

BILLERICA, Mass.-- Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) (Insulet or the Company), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod® Insulin Management System, today announced that almost 100 members of Insulet’s North American clinical team have completed a customized certification program designed and led by the Joslin Diabetes Center for Insulet. The Advanced Diabetes Educator in Pump Therapy (ADEPT™) certification provides Insulet’s clinical team with customized, advanced training to deliver enhanced support for individuals who are managing their diabetes using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy. The Company’s partnership with Joslin will enable Insulet’s clinical team to provide unparalleled training and support for healthcare practitioners and their Omnipod patients.

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Joslin Researcher Earns Perfect Score on Recent Grant

Friday, June 05, 2015

2015 has been a good year so far for Yu Hua Tseng, Ph.D., Investigator in the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A review article about how brown fat uses fatty acids and blood sugar as fuel was named one of the top 10 papers of 2014 by Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, a prominent journal. She was also awarded a perfect score on a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant application for an upcoming project, falling in the top 1 percent of all grants submitted.

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Doctors Younger and Barnett to be Honored at 29th Annual Evening at Pops

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On May 8, Joslin doctors Donald Barnett, M.D. and M. Donna Younger, M.D. will be honored at Symphony Hall at the 29th Evening at Pops event. The doctors will be given the Frank and Jean Ring Memorial Award in the Fight Against Diabetes as a tribute to their remarkable careers and extraordinary commitment to Joslin Diabetes Center.

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Deciphering the New Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines for People with Diabetes

Friday, April 17, 2015

It is no secret that maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is an important part of sustaining your overall well-being, especially if you have diabetes. People with diabetes often have multiple abnormalities in their lipids, including high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and elevated triglycerides. And of these three, it is most important to reduce the LDL cholesterol to lower one’s risk for heart disease and stroke. With several of the leading organizations releasing cholesterol recommendations over the past two years, it can be confusing to interpret the various guidelines.

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Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D, Receives William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Researchers are often praised for the number of publications they generate or grants they receive. But passing on knowledge and fostering a love of science in the next generation is a vital, often overlooked accomplishment. This Tuesday, Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell & Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, received the William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.

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Jennifer Sun, M.D., M.P.H., to Be Honored at 11th Annual Taste of Ginger

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Each year, amidst chefs’ tasting booths and silent auction items at the Taste of Ginger event (formerly known as A Spoonful of Ginger), Joslin’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) honors a member of the community who has helped further the mission of awareness about diabetes in Asian communities. The 11th Ginger event, to be held on March 23 at the Museum of Fine Arts will highlight the contributions of Jennifer Sun, M.D., M.P.H., of the Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center.

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FDA Workshop Serves as Inspired Think-tank for the Future of Digital Diabetes Technology

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The recent flood of diabetes-related apps do everything from track hypoglycemic events to instantly calculate a patient’s insulin doses. But what if a bolus calculator tells a patient to dose 15 units when it should really by five? And what about device compatibility with all these new software options? As apps incorporate more medical recommendations and diabetes devices become more sophisticated data-tracking machines, the FDA grows more concerned over their safety and usability.

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December Why WAIT Class Brings Total Amount of Weight Lost by 44 Classes To-Date to 10,000 Pounds

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The December-graduating Why WAIT class had a lot to celebrate. The group of 14 participants lost a total of 258.5 pounds and reduced their A1Cs from an average of 7.5 percent to 6.2 percent. What’s more, the weight loss of this 44th Why WAIT class brought the total lost over the program’s nearly-10 year history to an incredible 10,000 pounds.

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Elena Toschi, M.D. Joins the Adult Diabetes Clinic to Focus on Providing Care for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Friday, December 19, 2014

Get to Know: Elena Toschi, M.D., Staff Physician in the Section of Adult Diabetes, who works with patients with type 1 diabetes in the clinic.


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From Patient to Chief Financial Officer: Eliot Lurier, CPA, Brings a New Perspective to Joslin

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

With three decades of experience in the accounting and biotech industries, there is no question that Eliot Lurier, CPA, is more than qualified to serve as Joslin’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). But it is Lurier’s personal experience as a Joslin patient with type 1 diabetes for 50 years that provides him with a one of a kind insight and connection into Joslin’s mission of preventing and curing diabetes.

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Ritmos de Salud Brings Awareness to Joslin Latino Diabetes Initiative’s Mission

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Every Latino child born today has a 50 percent chance of developing type 2 diabetes in his or her lifetime. Diabetes, specifically type 2, has become a serious concern for the growing population of Latinos in America. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this staggering rate including culturally traditional diets of high fats and carbohydrates, high levels of poverty, and poor access to healthcare.

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Advancing Clinical Innovation and Improving Patient Care with the 2014 Clinic Innovation Award

Friday, September 12, 2014

Joslin Diabetes Center’s commitment to innovation extends to all facets of Joslin, including the Joslin Clinic with the 2014 Clinic Innovation Award. This award, made possible by a donation from the Chair of the Board of Trustees Ralph James, aims to foster clinical innovation and create improvements within the clinic.

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Joslin Doctor Advocates for Better Islet Cell Access for Researchers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As cases of diabetes across the world increase, so does research into causes of and treatment for the disease.

Researching the complexities of diabetes requires access to a host of tissues from the human body. Muscle, liver, fat, heart—cells from all of these organs play a part. One organ in particular serves an important role in the onset and progression of diabetes and it happens to be one of the least easily accessible organs in the human body: the pancreas, which houses islets, which in turn hold the insulin-secreting beta cells that falter and fail over the course of diabetes.

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Christian Rask-Madsen, M.D., Ph.D., Studies Links Between Cancer and Diabetes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

By some estimates, people with type 2 diabetes can have up to a 30 percent increased risk for colorectal cancer. Christian Rask-Madsen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, is investigating why in a series of experiments recently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Katie Weinger, Ed.D., R.N., Receives the 2014 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

Thursday, May 01, 2014

At the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 74th Scientific Sessions in June, Katie Weinger, Ed.D., R.N.,  Investigator in the Section of Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research at Joslin Diabetes Center and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will be presented with the 2014 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. 

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Edward Horton, M.D., Receives Albert Renold Award for Mentorship and Diabetes Research

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 2014 Albert Renold Award will be awarded to Edward Horton, M.D., Senior Investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, at the ADA’s 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California, during the National Scientific Achievement Awards presentation ceremony.

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The People who make the Pops Possible

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On May 9th, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Evening at Pops will celebrate its 28th anniversary. First established in 1985 by dedicated parents and patients to celebrate an organization that has been instrumental in their lives, the annual event, held at Symphony Hall, includes a pre-concert reception with delectable food and entertainment, followed by a spectacular celebration as Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops celebrate The Very Best of POPS.

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Andrzej Krolewski, M.D., Ph.D. Receives the 2014 Kelly West Award in Epidemiology from the ADA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Andrzej Krolewski, M.D., Ph.D., Head of the Section on Genetics and Epidemiology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will receive the 2014 Kelly West Award in Epidemiology at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th annual Scientific Sessions.  Dr. Krolewski will also deliver the lecture, “Time to Retire ‘Microalbuminuria’: Early, Progressive Renal Decline is the New Paradigm.”

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New Onset Outpatient Pediatrics Care at Joslin Helps Families with Diabetes Diagnosis

Friday, April 11, 2014

The onset of type 1 diabetes can be a difficult transition for children and their families. It can become more difficult if the children are hospitalized at onset. If type 1 diabetes is identified early enough, before any major problems arise, kids are often able to be treated in an outpatient setting, rather than having to be hospitalized. Joslin Diabetes Center piloted the New Onset Program in 2010 to make outpatient treatment possible and now it is fully available for all patients whose condition allows it.

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Improving Diabetes Care in the Middle East Beyond the Hospital

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Joslin Diabetes Center has formed an alliance with TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm in the Middle East, to improve the care of people with diabetes. The collaboration will focus on supporting TVM Capital Healthcare Partners' "Continuum-of-Care" portfolio companies in the field of rehabilitation, home care and long-term care to enhance the level of diabetes care in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

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Translational Research Approach Leads to PERL Study to Reduce Renal Disease

Monday, March 31, 2014

The complexities of diabetes can’t be fully understood in a lab or in a clinic alone. Sometimes, information coming from the lab informs clinical researchers about what they should study in people with diabetes. Other times, trends noticed in patient visits can lead to an important study at the bench.

The back-and-forth, cross-disciplinary nature of diabetes research and medical research in general is known as translational research.

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A Spoonful of Ginger Marks a Milestone with its 10th Anniversary and Honors Dr. George King

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In 2000, George King, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Joslin, and his wife Diana co-founded the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) with four other families, including Sally and Larry Ho, Evelyn and Larry Wing, Jean and Gene Chin, and Eugene and Lai Wong, at Joslin Diabetes Center in response to the rising rates of diabetes within the Asian American population. Fast-forward to 14 years later and Dr. King will be honored for his many years of leadership and dedication at the 10th anniversary of A Spoonful of Ginger, the AADI’s annual event to promote awareness and raise funds for their diabetes care, education, community outreach and research programs. 

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Q & A with Exercise Physiologist Jeffrey Richard

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Physical activity burns calories from the foods we eat and improves the body's ability to use insulin, and is an important tool for managing diabetes. Jeffrey Richard joined the Joslin Diabetes Center team as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.  He recently answered a few questions about the path that led him to Joslin, the roles of an Exercise Physiologist and his experience with patients.

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Dr. Eddie Phillips and the ILM Move to Joslin, Bringing New Opportunities to Incorporate Lifestyle Medicine Practices

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In 2012, Edward Phillips, M.D., Founder and Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), attended the Healthy Kitchens course in Napa Valley, California, which teaches healthcare professionals how to create nutritious meals. Before Dr. Phillips went on stage to give his presentation, he met a cheerful guy in the front row named John, who happened to be John Brooks III, the President and CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center.

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Heather Zacker, Director of International Programs and Operations at Joslin, Speaks at the Opening Ceremony for Barbados’s Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

On February 1, Heather Zacker, Director of International Programs and Operations at Joslin Diabetes Center, spoke at the opening ceremony for Barbados’s Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean. In her speech, Ms. Zacker noted that the Barbados Diabetes Foundation shares Joslin’s vision of a world free of diabetes and its complications and has taken an important step forward with the founding of the new center. 

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50-Year Medalists to be Studied in Canada at the University of Toronto

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

One unique aspect of the Joslin Diabetes Center research division is the 50-Year Medalist study, which recognizes and examines people who have been living with insulin dependent type 1 diabetes for 50 years and often without any major complications. This study aims to determine the genetic, environmental, psychological and physiological factors that enable Medalists to evade diabetes complications over an extended period of time. Following its success at Joslin, a Canadian Medalist Study is now being conducted at the University of Toronto, called the Diabetes Longevity Study.

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Amanda Kirpitch Becomes Joslin’s First Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Amanda Kirpitch, MA, RD/LDN, CSSD, CDE Nutrition and Diabetes Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, recently became Joslin’s first Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. You might be wondering, what is a specialist in sports dietetics? And how can a specialist in sports dietetics help someone with diabetes?

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Dr. Sylvia E. Rosas Addresses High Rate of Chronic Kidney Disease among Latinos with New Latino Kidney Clinic

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hispanics are 1.5 times more likely to develop kidney failure than non-Hispanic whites. With diabetes serving as the leading cause of kidney failure, this makes diabetic nephropathy – kidney disease that is caused by diabetes complications and can lead to chronic kidney disease – an immense problem for Hispanics with diabetes.  Joslin Diabetes Center is addressing the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among Hispanic/Latino population with a new weekly Latino Kidney Clinic, led by Sylvia E. Rosas, M.D., MSCE, and a Nephrologist at Joslin.

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Joslin Development Foundation Board, Inaugural Meeting

Friday, November 15, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, the Development Foundation Board for Joslin Diabetes Center held its inaugural meeting. The Board has been created to team up with Joslin Development staff to work on the Center’s annual philanthropy goals.

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Changing Diabetes Day at the Massachusetts State House

Friday, November 15, 2013

On Nov. 14, in honor of World Diabetes Day, Joslin representatives joined advocates from across the diabetes community at the Massachusetts State House, which hosted Changing Diabetes Day, an event aimed at informing Massachusetts legislators that diabetes is an epidemic in the Commonwealth that they cannot ignore. (Click play below for podcast about the event.)

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Dr. Elizabeth Walker Speaks at 7th Annual Harriet MacKay Lecture

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

At the seventh annual Harriet MacKay Lecture on October 28, Elizabeth Walker, Ph.D., RN Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, delivered the research-based lecture titled ,“Adherence Research in Diabetes: From Paradox to Paradigm.” The lecture, organized by the Joslin’s Center for Innovation in Diabetes Education, is named after Harriet MacKay, one of the first diabetes educators who worked under Dr. Elliott P. Joslin and formed the basis for certified diabetes educators (CDE) today.

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A New Approach for Treating Diabetic Kidney Disease

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Diabetic kidney disease is perceived as the most serious long-term complication that inflicts the highest burden on people with type 1 diabetes. Approximately 10-15 percent of patients with kidney complications develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD), meaning that they need dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Current treatment methods rely on the proteinuria centered model, which utilizes the amount of protein in a patient’s urine to determine risk and treatment for kidney disease.

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Katie Weinger, Ed.D., R.N.,Ph.D., Appointed to the National Institutes of Health Behavioral Medicine, Interventions and Outcomes Study Section

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Many people picture researchers as spending the majority of their time in a lab conducting experiments, but this is not always the case – they also divide their time among teaching, mentoring, writing and reviewing responsibilities. These additional tasks are just as important as their work in the lab, which is why Katie Weinger, Ed.D., R.N.,Ph.D., Investigator in the Section of Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, was happy to be appointed to the Behavioral Medicine, Interventions and Outcomes Study Section (BMIO) at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institute of Health (NIH).

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Dr. Raul Guzman Hopes to Bring a Unique Patient Care Experience to New Vascular Clinic

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Raul Guzman, M.D., vascular surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Visiting Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, joined Joslin Diabetes Center at the end of August to address one of the most significant diabetes issues – peripheral arterial disease (PAD).  Dr. Guzman initiated a weekly clinic that treats diabetes-related vascular complications and explores innovative therapies to prevent them. 

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Peng Yi, Ph.D., Joins Joslin’s Dynamic Team of Type 1 Diabetes Researchers

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Peng Yi, Ph.D., has joined the research staff of Joslin Diabetes Center, bringing with him an impressive background in research on the replication and regeneration of pancreatic beta cells that applies to the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. He joins a talented team of researchers focused on treating and ultimately curing type 1 diabetes as an Assistant Investigator in the Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology Section.

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Joslin Researcher Studies Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Depression

Monday, September 23, 2013

Physicians have long observed that mood disorders, including depression, occur more often in patients with diabetes, than even those with other chronic disease. However, the relationship between these two conditions has remained something of a mystery. One possible hypothesis is that patients become depressed as a result of being diagnosed with diabetes and the impact it has on their quality of life -- a reasonable assumption.

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Joslin Patient Portal Launches | A Q&A with Bill Kuklinski

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bill Kuklinski, Joslin’s Director of Software Development is overseeing the design of the patient portal as part of the Joslin Everywhere project at Joslin Diabetes Center. Mr. Kuklinski has over 30 years’ experience in software development and systems consulting.

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Community Outreach Event Inspires a Clinical Research Study at Joslin

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Is there really power in numbers? Or more specifically, is there power in numbers when participating in exercise? The Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin Diabetes Center aims to answer this question with their current study, “Adopting a Physically Active Lifestyle through Organized Walk Events among Joslin Clinic Patients.” The purpose of this study is to examine whether walking in groups helps people with diabetes engage in more physical activity and improve their blood glucose levels.

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Asian American Diabetes Initiative Honored at the 2013 Unity Dinner

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On Tuesday, May 14th the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) of the Joslin Diabetes Center was honored at the seventh annual Unity Dinner that was hosted by the Asian American Commission (AAC).

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Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., Becomes AAAS Fellow Member

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Susan Bonner-Weir, Ph.D., studies beta cells—those cells in the pancreas responsible for secreting insulin.

For over twenty-five years her research has specifically focused around these cells that are subject to autoimmune onslaught in type 1 diabetes as well as dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. By looking at these cells both in living bodies and in petri dishes, she has examined how beta cells function and grow normally, and what happens to the cells in people with diabetes.

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Joslin Physicians Visit Russia for Diabetes Education and Outreach

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Joslin Diabetes Center maintains and pursues the vision of creating “a world free of diabetes and its complications.” With this powerful vision in mind, three Joslin Physicians – Dr. Richard Beaser, Dr. Enrique Caballero and Dr. Osama Hamdy – traveled to Russia last month to provide educational programs and assistance for Russian physicians who are developing diabetes care to meet the specific needs of the Russian population.

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Joslin Hosts Symposium on Type 1 Diabetes Research

Monday, May 20, 2013

On Monday, May 6, Joslin Diabetes Center brought together some of the best minds in type 1 diabetes research for a day-long symposium covering the field’s cutting-edge research.

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Joslin Awards First 80-Year Medal to Spencer Wallace, Diagnosed in 1931

Friday, May 17, 2013

In a ceremony this past Saturday,  Joslin Diabetes Center awarded Spencer M. Wallace, Jr. of Fayetteville, NY, the first Joslin Medal for living for 80 years with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes.  Mr. Wallace was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 8 and has lived with diabetes for 82 years.

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Heather Ferris, M.D., Ph.D., Joins Joslin

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Heather Ferris, M.D., PhD first joined Joslin in 2009 when she arrived on a BIDMC/Joslin endocrinology fellowship. After completing her fellowship in 2012, she began treating adult patients in November of that year. She became interested in diabetes care while studying internal medicine during her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. After seeing patients with diabetes who were not well managed, she knew that she could work with them to get them under better control.

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M. Donna Younger, M.D., Honored at Joslin Ceremony

Friday, February 22, 2013

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, M. Donna Younger, M.D. of the Joslin Clinic Adult Section was recognized and honored for her 50 plus year career at the Joslin Diabetes Center.

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Losing Weight Virtually with Joslin Everywhere

Friday, January 11, 2013

Losing Weight when you have diabetes may be only a keystroke away. One of the first innovations in the Joslin Everywhere (JE) program, the Joslin’s virtual outreach architecture, is an on-line weight management program for people with diabetes.

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Q&A with Eyiuche Okeke, M.D.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Eyiuche Okeke, M.D., became interested in diabetes care while watching her many relatives, including her grandmother, struggle with the disease. She is now an endocrinologist at Joslin with a focus on multicultural populations affected by diabetes.

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Joslin Goes Blue for World Diabetes Day 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nov. 14 was World Diabetes Day–a time to raise awareness about diabetes of any type, in any town, suburb or city, all across the world.

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Joslin Mourns the Loss of Dr. George Eisenbarth

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It is with great sadness that staff of Joslin Diabetes Center has learned that our friend and colleague George Eisenbarth passed away at 10 am on November 13, 2012 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer.  Dr. Eisenbarth was a true giant in type 1 diabetes research, whose studies helped define the progressive autoimmune nature of this disease and use this knowledge to try to define new approaches to treatment and prevention of the disease.

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Cathy Carver Talks Joslin Everywhere

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Catherine Carver, M.S., A.N.P., C.D.E., Vice President for Advocacy and Planning is one of the key movers behind Joslin’s bid to bring diabetes care into the 21st century with Joslin Everywhere, a digital care and education platform in the works at Joslin Diabetes Center.

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Mark Peyrot, Ph.D., at 6th Annual Harriet Mackay Forum

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

When patients and doctors can engage in honest conversation, that’s when care is at its best. That was the take-home message of “What People Think About Diabetes, Why It Matters, and What Can Be Done,” the 6th Annual Harriet Mackay Forum (named for the first diabetes educator, who worked under Dr. Elliott P. Joslin).

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Marble Special Collections Library Dedicated at Joslin

Friday, September 28, 2012

Nested among the administrative offices on the fourth floor of the Joslin Diabetes Center (the Joslin) is an extraordinary room, one that houses the institutional memory, and perhaps a bit of the soul, of the Center and its founder, Elliott P. Joslin, M.D. 

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Latino Diabetes Initiative Wins Distinguished Service and Leadership Award

Monday, August 20, 2012

Joslin Diabetes Center’s Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI) is this year’s recipient of ALPFA’s Distinguished Community Service and Leadership Award for improving health care outcomes for Latinos and minorities in Boston.    

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Educator Carole’ Mensing Honored with Allene Von Son Distinguished Service Award

Monday, August 13, 2012

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) awarded Carole’ Mensing one of its most coveted honors, the Allene Von Son Distinguished Service Award, during its annual meeting on August 3.

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A Tribute to Dr. George F. Cahill, Jr.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

by C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Mary K. Iacocca Professor, Harvard Medical School, Chief Academic Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center

On July 30, 2012 , Dr. George F. Cahill, Jr. passed away in Peterborough, New Hampshire at the age of 85.  Dr. Cahill was a world-renowned diabetes researcher who served as Joslin’s Research Director from 1962 to 1978. 

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Q&A: Allison Cohen on Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

Monday, July 23, 2012

Allison Cohen, M.D., M.M.Sc., has been practicing one day a week in the Pediatric clinic as Adolescent/Adult Transition physician at Joslin Diabetes center over the past two years. Here, she talks about her experience working with this population, its triumphs and challenges.

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Amy Campbell, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E., Honored for Excellence in Medical Communication

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Amy Campbell, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E., has been awarded the 2012 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication for her article on probiotic and prebiotics for Diabetes Self-Management, a magazine geared for people with diabetes.

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Joslin Researcher Looking for Genes to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Monday, May 21, 2012

Stephan Kissler, Joslin’s new addition to the immunology team, is trying to crack the genetic code behind type 1 diabetes. And the end result could prevent the disease from happening in the first place.

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Cynthia Pasquarello, B.S.N., R.N., C.D.E., Recognized for 40 Years at Joslin

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cynthia Pasquarello, B.S.N., R.N., C.D.E., an educator in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Program, has seen a lot of diabetes history. She started at the Joslin Diabetes Center in 1972, surrounded by the pioneers of diabetes research and care—including Priscilla White and Alexander Marble. Today, she is being honored at Joslin’s Length of Service Ceremony for her 40 years of dedication to patients with diabetes.

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Joslin Awards 51st 75-Year Medal

Monday, May 07, 2012

Barbara Wagler was 12 years old on Feb. 10, 1936 when her mother took her to get a Valentine’s Sundae at a local ice cream shop. That sundae sent Barbara to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Seventy-six years later, Barbara stood on stage at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston to receive her 75-Year Medal, only the 51st to ever be awarded by Joslin.

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Joslin’s Allison Goldfine, M.D., Responds to Statin Controversy in NEJM Editorial

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Earlier this year, the FDA placed a warning label on the class of LDL cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

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Joslin Weight Loss Program Comes to the Y

Monday, April 09, 2012

Joslin Diabetes Center is partnering with the Y of Greater Boston to offer Joslin’s first community-based weight loss program for people with type 2 diabetes at their Waltham location. The 12-week program, starting on April 24, focuses on weight loss within the frame work of improving diabetes control and is modeled after the successes of the clinic-based Why WAIT program.

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Danielle Handler is Joslin's 2012 Youth Ambassador

Monday, April 02, 2012

Danielle Handler, a junior at Newton North High School, is the 2012 Joslin Youth Ambassador.

“I’m excited to help Joslin Diabetes Center by reaching out to youth of all ages and raising awareness of the role that Joslin is playing in the treatment and cure of Type 1 diabetes,” said Danielle, of her new role.

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Drag 'n Cook | a meal planning app from Joslin's AADI

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at the Joslin Diabetes Center is releasing Drag ’n Cook, an exciting new iPhone app designed to provide easy access to nutritional information for cooks and consumers. The app is available on iTunes and Google Play.

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An Interview with Stacey O’Donnell, a Diabetes Nurse Educator

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stacey O’Donnell, R.N., C.D.E., has been a nurse educator at Joslin Diabetes Center for the last five years. She graduated from Curry College in 1996 and spent three years in the cardio thoracic and two years in the vascular intensive care units at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital before joining the staff at Joslin. Stacey also worked summers at Camp Joslin and the Clara Barton Adventure Camp, camps for children with diabetes.

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