Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes

In older people with type 1 diabetes, damage to the retina may be linked to memory problems and other cognitive conditions. BOSTON – (December 31, 2020) – As they age, people with diabetes are more...
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Joslin Diabetes Center and Long Gang District People's Hospital of Shenzhen, China to Collaborate

Shenzhen/ Boston – (December 21, 2020) – Joslin Diabetes Center and Long Gang People's Hospital of Shenzhen, China are collaborating to establish a diabetes training center in Shenzhen, China. “As the...
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CAN risk in diabetes reduced with intensive control of blood glucose and blood pressure

BOSTON – (December 16, 2020) – Intensive interventions to reduce blood glucose and blood pressure levels in type 2 diabetes reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN), a...
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Lipid component identified in breast milk may play an important role in early childhood weight development

Study suggests that when new mothers exercise, they likely improve newborn’s longer-term metabolic health BOSTON – (December 02, 2020) – A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is in human breast milk...
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Beth Israel Lahey Health and Joslin Diabetes Center Sign Letter of Intent

Cambridge and Boston, Mass. (November 12, 2020) – Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Joslin Diabetes Center (Joslin) have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore opportunities for...
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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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