Joslin Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance

We are pleased to share that Joslin has once again been acknowledged by the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) for the high-quality care provided by...
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Joslin Diabetes Center Remembers Trustee Richard A. “Dick” Smith

Renowned businessman was leader in health care philanthropy BOSTON – (September 21, 2020) — Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, mourns the loss of Richard A. “Dick” Smith...
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Joslin's Response to Covid-19

Joslin and COVID-19

Joslin and COVID-19

At Joslin Diabetes we are committed to providing the very best and safest care possible. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joslin has developed a hybrid model of care for our patients. Our hybrid...
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Cyber Security

Notice of the Blackbaud Cyber Incident

Notice of the Blackbaud Cyber Incident

Joslin Diabetes Center (“Joslin”) is providing notice of a cyber incident that may affect the security of some information relating to certain individuals associated with Joslin, including donors and...
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Diabetes-in-a-dish model uncovers new insights into the cause of type 2 diabetes

BOSTON – (September 3, 2020) – Using cells taken from patients with type 2 diabetes and new techniques to convert them into specialized precursors of muscle cells, researchers have developed a novel...
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Transplanted brown-fat-like cells hold promise for obesity and diabetes

Studies in mice offer a proof of concept that ‘HUMBLE’ cells, created from human white fat, can treat metabolic diseases. BOSTON – (August 26, 2020) – Obesity is the main cause of type 2 diabetes and...
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Fear of "Falling"

Fear of "Falling"

Persis Commissariat, PhD, a pediatric clinical health psychologist here at Joslin, works with families to help navigate the challenges of raising and being, a child with type 1 diabetes. Read about...
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Protecting beta cells against stress may guard against type 1 diabetes

An existing drug boosts survival for insulin-producing cells under autoimmune attack. BOSTON – (July 27, 2020) – Type 1 diabetes occurs when a person’s own immune system destroys insulin-producing...
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Dr. Jennifer K. Sun promoted to Senior Investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center

Dr. Jennifer K. Sun, MD, MPH has been promoted to Senior Investigator within the Research Section of the Joslin Diabetes Center. This prestigious appointment recognizes sustained excellence in...
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Cinnamon linked to blood sugar control in prediabetes, study finds

Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with a condition known as prediabetes and may slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new pilot study of 51 people with elevated...
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Increased blood sugar levels may decrease benefits of aerobic exercise

Joslin research in mice and humans shows an adverse effect that begins in pre-diabetes and is independent of obesity. BOSTON – (July 20, 2020) – Every doctor recommends regular aerobic exercise, since...
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Better Pregnancy Spacing Would Aid Those With Gestational Diabetes

Women with a history of gestational diabetes were 50% more likely to have a short interval between pregnancies (18 months or less) compared with women without gestational diabetes, in a new study.
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Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Scientists find that reducing levels of uric acid in the blood does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes. BOSTON – (June 25, 2020) – Historically, half or more of people with type 1...
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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Helps Young People with Type 1 Diabetes Achieve Better Glycemic Control

Study Highlights: Six-month clinical trial shows that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) helps adolescents and young adults manage their type 1 diabetes more effectively, compared with daily use of...
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