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Type 1
Type 2
Sick Days

Preparing for your Joslin Telehealth Appointment

Preparing for your Joslin Telehealth Appointment

For the health and safety of our patients and their families, Joslin has moved to a remote care model for current and future appointments. In an effort to support our patients as best as possible, we...
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Pediatric

Child Life Specialists at Joslin

Child Life Specialists at Joslin

March is observed as Child Life Month, to honor child life specialists around the world for their work with children and families. When a child is first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, the entire...
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Newly Diagnosed
Type 1
Type 2
Insulin

Insulin Facts

Insulin Facts

It is important to learn how to take care of Insulin, Syringes and Pen Needles How to store insulin Although manufacturers recommend storing your insulin in the refrigerator, injecting cold insulin...
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Managing Diabetes
Technology
Day to Day

Conversion Table for Blood Glucose Monitoring

Conversion Table for Blood Glucose Monitoring

People from outside the US may find this table convenient for converting US blood glucose values which are given in mg/dl into values generated by their blood glucose meters, which are generated in...
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Managing Diabetes

Goals for Glucose Control

Goals for Glucose Control

Discuss glucose (sugar) targets with your healthcare team when creating your diabetes management plan. People who have diabetes should be monitoring their glucose regularly at home. Regular glucose...
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Newly Diagnosed
Type 2

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called ‘adult-onset’ or ‘non insulin-dependent’) is a chronic condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly. Instead of...
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How to Prevent Heart Disease

How to Prevent Heart Disease

If you have diabetes, heart disease can be a serious concern. In fact, cardiovascular disease leading to heart attack or stroke is by far the leading cause of death in both men and women with diabetes...
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Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is common in the general population, but it is especially common in type 1 women with more than 20% having the disease. Many people with type 2, in particular middle-aged women, are...
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Type 2
Insulin

Different Types of Insulin

Different Types of Insulin

Insulin is the medication used to manage type 1 and, in some cases, type 2 diabetes. There are several things you should know about insulin. Insulin is a hormone that lowers glucose in your blood...
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Managing Diabetes
Day to Day

Ketone Testing

Ketone Testing

What are ketones? Ketones are produced when the body burns fat for energy or fuel. They are also produced when you lose weight or if there is not enough insulin to help your body use sugar for energy...
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Type 1
Type 2
Sick Days

Advice for when you are sick

Advice for when you are sick

People with diabetes have been identified as one group that may face greater risks of complications when dealing with COVID-19. With that in mind, our clinicians have put together a list of guidelines...
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Newly Diagnosed
Type 1
Type 2

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose (sometimes referred to as blood...
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What is Gestational Diabetes?

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. According to Florence Brown, M.D., director of the Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Diabetes in Pregnancy...
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Heart Disease
Managing Diabetes

How to Prevent Heart Disease

How to Prevent Heart Disease

A strong link between diabetes and heart disease is now well established. Women with diabetes have an even greater risk of heart disease compared with those of similar age who do not have diabetes. In...
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A1c Test Identifies Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes in Pregnant Women

For many moms-to-be with type 2 diabetes, failure to get a proper diagnosis on time results in unhealthy pregnancies and unhealthy babies. The good news is that a study published by the American...
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