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Bariatric Surgery
Hypoglycemia
Research Highlights

New Closed-Loop System Offers Promise as Novel Treatment for Post-Bariatric Hypoglycemia

New Closed-Loop System Offers Promise as Novel Treatment for Post-Bariatric Hypoglycemia

The algorithm-controlled system senses impending lows and delivers small doses of liquid glucagon to raise blood sugar to safe levels­­. BOSTON - (January 9, 2020) - Gastric bypass vastly improves the...
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Roberta Herman, MD to become new Joslin Diabetes Center President and CEO

Boston, MA (December 18, 2019) — Today, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Board of Trustees announced that Roberta Herman, MD, has been selected as the Center’s new President and Chief Executive Officer...
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Type 1
Kidney Disease
Research Highlights

The Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes (PERL) Study Conclusion

The Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes (PERL) Study Conclusion

Three-year clinical trial finds reducing uric acid levels in type 1 diabetes provides no beneficial impact on the progression of diabetic kidney disease BOSTON – (November 8, 2019) – Diabetic kidney...
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Type 1
Heart Disease
Research Highlights

Research may show way to minimize complications after heart treatment

Research may show way to minimize complications after heart treatment

BOSTON – (October 1, 2019) – People with diabetes are much more likely to develop heart disease than those without the condition. They also are several times more likely to develop complications after...
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Control-IQ diabetes management system
Type 1
Pediatric
Technology
Research

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

Study based at Joslin Diabetes Center and other centers shows safety, efficacy benefits for people with type 1 diabetes BOSTON – (October 16, 2019) – A multi-center randomized clinical trial...
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Managing Diabetes
Technology
Type 1
Research Highlights

The diabetes pandemic and the promise of connected care

The diabetes pandemic and the promise of connected care

BOSTON – (October 3, 2019) – Digital diabetes management systems (“connected diabetes care”) have the potential to become part of a new diabetes care model, augmenting the traditional practice of...
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Heart Disease
Research Highlights

Research may show way to minimize complications after heart treatment

Research may show way to minimize complications after heart treatment

Insulin may drive the clogging of stents that often follows coronary angioplasties in people with diabetes. BOSTON – (October 1, 2019) – People with diabetes are much more likely to develop heart...
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Discovery enables clear identification of diseased beta cells in type 2 diabetes

This study not only solves the problem of cell separation in the laboratory but helps improve understanding of how type 2 diabetes progresses as a disease. BOSTON – (July 29, 2019) – Researchers at...
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Three new members elected to Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees

Boston, Ma., (July 9, 2019) – Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, today announced that three new members have been elected to its Board of Trustees: Todd Abbrecht, Head of...
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Joslin Diabetes Center Remembers Lee Iacocca

Renowned auto executive supported research to cure type 1 diabetes BOSTON – (July 3, 2019) — Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is paying tribute to the late Lee Iacocca...
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Eye Care
Managing Diabetes

Joslin researchers uncover protective factor in diabetic eye disease

Joslin researchers uncover protective factor in diabetic eye disease

Increased levels of RBP3 both protect against and treats diabetic retinopathy BOSTON – (July 3, 2019) – Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that a protein found in the eye can protect...
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Young Adult
Type 1
Clinical Research

Study suggests genetic testing for young people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Study suggests genetic testing for young people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

A subset of patients treated for decades for autoimmune disease may have monogenic diabetes that can be treated by pills BOSTON — (July 2, 2019) — A Joslin Diabetes Center study among people treated...
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Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative taps Joslin researchers for Human Cell Atlas project

Human Cell Atlas (HCA) is a scientist-led, international effort to map all cells in the human body BOSTON – (June 28, 2019 – Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center have been selected by the Chan...
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Performance-Enhancing Bacteria Found in the Microbiomes of Elite Athletes

Introducing this bacteria to sedentary individuals improves exercise capacity BOSTON – (June 24, 2019) -- New research has identified a type of bacteria found in the microbiomes of elite athletes that...
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Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Discovery presents pathway for potential drug development for serious complication that costs nearly one-quarter of U.S. diabetes-care spending BOSTON – (June 11, 2019) – Researchers from Joslin...
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