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Diabetes at School

Sisters Got This!

Sisters Got This!

Emma Sabourin was a first grader at St. Philomena School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on December 1, 2014. In the few months before her diagnosis, her family...
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Managing Diabetes

A New Life of Gratitude

A New Life of Gratitude

Marty Pasqualini is proof that diabetes strikes when least expected. He was in his forties and after a misdiagnosis of prediabetes, worsening symptoms plus a little denial, Marty found himself with a...
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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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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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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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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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Researchers restore beta-cell function by deleting old cells

Acceleration of beta-cell aging determines diabetes -- senolysis improves disease outcomes BOSTON – (May 30, 2019) --Research from Joslin Diabetes Center has shown in mice that insulin resistance...
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New Evidence Links Lifespan of Extension to Metabolic Regulation of Immune System

Joslin researchers show that caloric restriction lowers levels of innate immunity and inflammation, leading to increased longevity. Scientists have known for decades that caloric restriction leads to...
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Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease

DKD protective factors could be used as biomarkers and for personalized clinical intervention BOSTON -- (May 13, 2019) -- A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological...
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Pushing early beta-cell proliferation can halt autoimmune attack in type 1 diabetes model

BOSTON -- (May 6, 2019) -- Many in-development cures for type 1 diabetes have understandably focused on tackling the autoimmune aspect of the disease before figuring out a way to replace the destroyed...
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Study sheds light on strategies for managing diabetic macular edema in people with good vision

Initial management with close monitoring appears to provide visual results equal to immediate treatment BOSTON – (April 29, 2019) – Newly available results will influence the standard approach for...
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