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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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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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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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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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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Different kinds of white fat are important in disease

Multiple populations of subcutaneous white fat cells each may play different roles in obesity, diabetes and other diseases. BOSTON – (May 1, 2020) – Excess white fat causes obesity, which in turn can...
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Small rises in blood glucose trigger big changes in insulin-producing cells

Research in rats identifies surprising effects on hormone production that may accelerate diabetes. BOSTON – (April 16, 2020) – In diabetes, tiny clusters of insulin-producing “beta cells” in the...
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Joslin Research Ties Autoimmunity-Associated Heart Dilation to Potential Heart-Failure Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

­BOSTON -- (March 31, 2002) -- People with type 1 diabetes, particularly those with poor glycemic control, are at markedly increased risk for cardiovascular disease than the general population. Even...
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Brown fat can burn energy in an unexpected way

The discovery that immature fat cells can generate heat without gathering fat may open opportunities to treat obesity and diabetes.
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