Halloween Party

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The Joslin Clinic invites our pediatric patients and families to our annual Halloween Party. 
 

A tradition at Joslin for over 15 years, T1 kids enjoy an afternoon of games, arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating and a special haunted house with our Pediatrics team. Halloween can be a difficult time for anyone living with diabetes, especially children, but the staff here at Joslin provide a fun event for their patients to get into the Halloween spirit with a variety of interactive activities.

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Joslin at the Movies

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Recognize National Diabetes Awareness Month with Joslin at the Movies! For the month of November, select Showcase Cinemas in Massachusetts will give movie-goers a chance to donate to Joslin's work to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. 

Ask your friends, family, and neighbors to sign up for a shift to help collect donations from guests before the start of each movie. Volunteers may choose a three-hour shift on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, or a weekend shift Friday through Sunday. As a volunteer, you will receive a t-shirt to wear during your shift and TWO free movie passes.

Participating theaters include: Blackstone Valley (Millbury), Lowell, Legacy Place (Dedham), North Attleboro, Patriot Place (Foxboro), Randolph, Revere, Seekonk, Woburn and Worcester North.

If you have any questions, please contact communityevents [at] joslin.harvard.edu or (617)-309-1955.

DO IT Program

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Joslin's Diabetes Outpatient Intensive Treatment (DO IT) is a four-day intensive outpatient program for individuals with any type of diabetes mellitus; includes individual attention and small-group education; provides a personalized diabetes management plan.

The program is results-oriented and utilizes the latest diabetes research and expertise to improve your control and put you on track for a healthier tomorrow.

For information about DO IT, or information on lodging if you will be travelling to Boston for DO IT, call 617-309-2628 or email doit [at] joslin.harvard.edu.

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Diabetes Technologies

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This 90 minute session is intended for those interested in wearing an insulin pump or a CGM device. Discussions includes pump and CGM options and features, how the pump and or CGM work, the benefits, risks and costs. The patient then purchases the device of their choice. Once you receive your initiate pump and or CGM Joslin educators work with you to learn how your device works best for your needs.

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20th Annual High Hopes Gala

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The High Hopes Gala celebrates and honors patients and caregivers, donors and researchers—all of whom recognize Joslin Diabetes Center as the world leader in the fight against diabetes. This distinctive black-tie event raises funds for Joslin's High Hopes Fund, which directly supports Joslin’s most important efforts to identify breakthrough advancements in diabetes research and clinical care. The ultimate goal of the High Hopes Gala and of everyone at Joslin Diabetes Center is to make sure our children and grandchildren enjoy a future without diabetes and its complications. We invite you to attend this Joslin signature event and help us make that future a reality. Click here to learn more

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Foundations of Pump Therapy

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This is a small-group workshop around 2 hours for individuals who have started wearing their pump with saline to prepare for insulin initiation. Topics include how to wear the pump, pump mechanics, caring for infusion sites and how to detect and resolve pump problems.

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Pump Therapy

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Pump and CGM Users – presently on a pump (Animas, Tandem, OmniPod, other Medtronic pumps) and CGM User

  • 2 hour group training
  • Pump settings basal and bolus settings reviewed and entered into 670G pump
  • CGM settings reviewed and entered into 670G pump. Suspend before low turned on: 70 mg/dL
  • Meter and transmitters linked to pump 
  • Infusion sets and sensor inserted
  • Class 2 Auto Mode (at least 1 week late)
  • Follow-up with educator 4-6 weeks after Auto Mode start
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Pump Therapy

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Pump and CGM Users – presently on a pump (Animas, Tandem, OmniPod, other Medtronic pumps) and CGM User

  • 2 hour group training
  • Patients is using bolus estimator 
  • Download pump and review past week data-change settings as necessary
  • Confirm sensor inserted and working
  • Assist patient thru turning on Auto Mode On
  • Confirm Auto Mode is On
  • Review: 
    1. BG checking
    2. Calibrating
    3. Entering Carbs
    4. Safe Basal
    5. Auto Mode Exits
    6. Alarms
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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Information Session

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CGM Information session - Required before ordering CGM device

-CGM Only: a 30-minute individual appointment

-CGM + Pump: 90 min “Diabetes Technology Is It For You?” Class

-What is CGM and what to expect from CGM

-How you can benefit from CGM

-Available devices and features

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