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Mental & Behavioral Health

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, in the face of ongoing stress, anxiety and depression resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to...
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Mental & Behavioral Health
Adult Behavioral Health

Handling Stress and Diabetes

Handling Stress and Diabetes

April is Stress Awareness Month, and this past year has been one for the books. The pandemic has had major effects on all our lives with many of us facing challenges that can be overly stressful and...
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Holidays
Diet & Nutrition

Fasting during Ramadan with Diabetes

Fasting during Ramadan with Diabetes

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is an important spiritual practice. When you have diabetes, you may be wondering how fasting will affect your diabetes. There is a lot of misinformation about...
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Holidays
Type 1
Pediatric
Pediatric & Adolescents

Have a Happy Easter with these Joslin Tips

Have a Happy Easter with these Joslin Tips

Easter is a time of new beginnings and is traditionally accompanied by a big, delicious dinner and a basket full of chocolate and sweet treats. Tips for Parents All of the candy and overindulging can...
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Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition

How to maintain mindful eating when ordering takeout

How to maintain mindful eating when ordering takeout

So you are thinking of ordering out again... Eating out is a nice way to break up the routine of home-cooked food. During the pandemic, many have fallen into a rut of eating the same foods week after...
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Vegetarian and Plant Based Eating

Vegetarian and Plant Based Eating

A plant-based diet consists of mostly whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes (pulses), unsalted nuts, and healthy oils such as olive oil or canola oil. Meat, fish, poultry, and other...
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Diet & Nutrition

What Impacts Glucose Levels in Your Diet

What Impacts Glucose Levels in Your Diet

“How do I know if a meal or snack is going to spike up my glucose levels?” “Why does it seem like every time I eat a carbohydrate, my glucose levels skyrocket?” “Why is it that some foods make my...
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Pediatric
Type 1
Pediatric & Adolescents

Why Medical Play is Important

Why Medical Play is Important

Child life specialists at Joslin Diabetes Center utilize medical play with young patients to normalize medical supplies like syringes and test strips that become a constant in the child’s life when...
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Kidney
Type 1
Type 2

National Kidney Month 2021

National Kidney Month 2021

March is National Kidney Month and was established to raise awareness about kidney disease. In the diabetes community, kidney disease is a major focus. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels are a leading...
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Holidays
Managing Diabetes

Managing Your Diabetes During a Seder

Managing Your Diabetes During a Seder

Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. Like many traditional holiday feasts, there is an abundance of food served, some healthy and some...
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Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition

Personalizing Your Plate for Your Culture

Personalizing Your Plate for Your Culture

Food nourishes our body, provides us nutrition and helps in managing diseases. Food also gives us comfort, brings back memories, and binds one another. How we eat and what we eat reflects our culture...
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Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition

How to Use the AADI Healthy Plate

How to Use the AADI Healthy Plate

Healthy eating starts by following the ratio 2:1:1 - 2 portions of vegetable to every portion of protein (meat, fish, or egg) and carb (rice, potato, naan). This AADI Healthy Plate will help and guide...
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Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition

No Fear! The benefits of eating carbohydrates

No Fear! The benefits of eating carbohydrates

Popular media often paint a picture that carbohydrates or carbs are unhealthy. You have probably seen it on TV commercials, magazines and all sorts of advertisement that eating carbs make you fat, are...
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Pediatric
Pediatric & Adolescents

Child Life at Joslin Diabetes Center

Child Life at Joslin Diabetes Center

March is National Child life Month where medical communities around the country recognize all the hard work Child Life Specialists do for patients and families. Getting a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes...
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5 Tips to Remember When You Get Behind the Wheel with Diabetes

With technological advances and a deeper understanding of diabetes management, people with diabetes have very few limitations. And fortunately, driving a car is not one of them. With the right...
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