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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Joslin Diabetes Center Confirms One Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Employee works in administrative position; no direct patient contact Despite taking every precaution, it was inevitable that individuals working in the healthcare field would be impacted by the global...
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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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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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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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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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