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Pediatric

Back to School Tips for Diabetes Management: Teacher Edition

Back to School Tips for Diabetes Management: Teacher Edition

With the first day of school quickly approaching, preparation for the new school year is already underway. This upcoming school year may feel different than last year. Your school will probably still...
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Pediatric

Back to School with Diabetes | The Basics

Back to School with Diabetes | The Basics

Starting a new grade, new school or beginning college can be very stressful even without having diabetes, particularly during the COVID pandemic. Some children, teens and young adults went to school...
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Diet & Nutrition
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Blood Glucose

How Does Fiber Affect Glucose Levels?

How Does Fiber Affect Glucose Levels?

Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate just like sugars and starches (see Carbs, Protein and Fats – Their Effect on Glucose Levels). This sometimes can be confusing for people living with diabetes...
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Blood Glucose
Diet & Nutrition
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Carbs, Protein and Fats – Their Effect on Glucose Levels

Carbs, Protein and Fats – Their Effect on Glucose Levels

“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 (Carbs), foods my glucose levels skyrocket?” “Why is it that some...
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Diet & Nutrition
Managing Diabetes

Grill Healthy! Tips for Barbecuing Diabetes-Friendly Foods

Grill Healthy! Tips for Barbecuing Diabetes-Friendly Foods

It’s beginning to look a lot like barbeque season. The sun is shining, the air is warm and the days are long. Time to haul out the charcoal or make sure you have extra propane for your gas grill. The...
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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
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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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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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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
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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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