Why people with diabetes are being hit so hard by Covid-19

“I’m always happy when patients say, yes, I’m not going out, I’m wearing a mask, I’m doing as much as I can. But it makes it harder for people to meet their fitness goal, which is such a critical...
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Why Wait Group 2020

15th Anniversary of Why WAIT program

15th Anniversary of Why WAIT program

This week marks the 15th anniversary of Joslin’s Why WAIT program, one of the longest-running programs in Joslin’s history. Why WAIT started on September 28th, 2005 as the world’s first...
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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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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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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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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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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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