Decades of type 1 diabetes linked to mild drop in cognition

Minor loss of memory correlates with cardiovascular disease—emphasizing the importance of healthy habits. BOSTON – (June 5, 2018) – People who live with type 1 diabetes for very long duration show...
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Joslin Program for Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes Reduces Readmission Rates and Cuts Hospital Costs

BOSTON – (May 15, 2018) – A retrospective study published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care suggests that a program developed by Joslin Diabetes Center to manage hospitalized patients who have...
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Hormone from fat boosts metabolism in both exercise and cold

Better understanding of signals to burn energy may eventually lead to treatments for obesity. BOSTON – (May 1, 2018) – Sad but true, we don’t all respond equally to exercise. Researchers at Joslin...
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Risk of type 1 diabetes climbs when one population of T cells falls

Study in mice links protective immune cells that form outside the thymus with autoimmune diabetes —and suggests that gut microbes affecting this cell population may protect against disease. BOSTON –...
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Obesity Surgery Linked to Positive Outcomes in Very Obese Teens with Diabetes

BOSTON – (March 22, 2018) – While it’s not news that weight loss and medication control type 2 diabetes, a secondary analysis found that bariatric surgery could potentially be an effective option for...
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Insulin Goes Viral

Insulin Goes Viral

Some viruses produce insulin-like hormones that can stimulate human cells—and have potential to cause disease. BOSTON – (February 19, 2018) – Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin...
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New Glucagon Delivery System Reduces Episodes of Post-Bariatric Surgery Hypoglycemia

BOSTON – (February 7, 2018) – A new “smart” glucagon delivery system created by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences may make it possible...
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Eye and Heart Complications Are Tightly Linked in Type 1 Diabetes

Patient studies suggest that common biological factors may guard against both problems. BOSTON – (January 31, 2018) – In people with type 1 diabetes, high levels of blood glucose eventually can harm...
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Massachusetts House and Senate Come Together to “Screen at 23”

Joint Resolution Calls on the State’s Public Health System and Providers to Use BMI 23 When Screening Asian Americans for Diabetes Boston, MA – (January 22, 2018) – Legislators from both the...
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EMTs Not Allowed to Administer Glucagon

A new paper co-authored by Joslin’s CMO Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD finds administration of life-saving medicine not in scope of practice for EMTs Boston, MA—(January 16, 2018) — For people with...
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Trial Suggests Way to Personalize Heart Health in Diabetes

Genetic analysis links the hormone GLP-1 with cardiovascular mortality risks. BOSTON – (November 29, 2017) – Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have taken another step toward solving a long-standing...
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Different Sugars, Different Risks to Your Liver

Studies in mice show that fructose plays a more damaging role than glucose in fatty liver disease and help to explain why. BOSTON – (October 3, 2017) – If you’re one of the two billion people in the...
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Finding A Natural Defense against Clogged Arteries

Research in mice highlights protective mechanism that lowers chronic inflammation leading toward cardiovascular disease. BOSTON – (September 20, 2017) – In type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammation drives...
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