Cold temps may help to combat obesity and related metabolic diseases by reducing inflammation, researchers find

Cold exposure activates brown adipose tissue to produce anti-inflammatory molecules BOSTON – More than 40 percent of American adults have obesity, a complex condition that can increase the risk of...
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LGBTQ+ and Joslin's Young Adult Program

LGBTQ+ and Joslin's Young Adult Program

Joslin’s Young Adult Program is inclusive in every way and there is no better time than during Pride Month to let people know about some of the ways in which we connect with young people with diabetes...
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Pediatric Behavioral Health
Managing Diabetes

Diabetes and Mental Health

Diabetes and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and at Joslin addressing the mental and behavioral health needs of our patients is an important part of helping them manage their diabetes. We provide individual...
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Type 1

The Flu Shot and Diabetes

The Flu Shot and Diabetes

The flu vaccination is your best protection and will reduce the risk of getting sick with the flu. This year the CDC is recommending everyone should be vaccinated by the end of October. A yearly flu...
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Diet & Nutrition

Autumn, Apples and Diabetes

Autumn, Apples and Diabetes

Autumn’s warm mid-afternoon days and chilly nights are upon us and its apple picking season here in the Northeast. Apples really are one of the perfect fruits for people with diabetes. High in both...
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Beating the Heat With Diabetes

Beating the Heat With Diabetes

Safety Tips for Sweltering Summer Days With the hot summer days ahead we all need to take care in the heat. For people with diabetes, it's important to take extra precautions to manage your diabetes...
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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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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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Insulin Stacking

Insulin Stacking

While it is normal to want to lower high blood glucose as quickly as possible, especially if you don’t feel well, taking rapid-acting insulin at close intervals can result in low glucose (hypoglycemia...
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Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Diabetes can be controlled by keeping blood sugar levels within a normal range, eating well and being physically active. Find out what your targets are from your healthcare provider. What can you do...
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A1C Test

A1C Test

If you are talking with someone about diabetes, you may hear the term “A1C.” But what exactly does A1C mean? And why is your A1C important for diabetes management? An A1C blood value: is one of the...
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Monitoring Diabetes

Monitoring Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests There are many way to monitor your diabetes and your diabetes control. Daily information is valuable to make decisions in...
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Gestational Diabetes
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Diet & Nutrition

Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Imagine wanting to get pregnancy and bring discouraged from doing so. About 25 years ago, this was the case for many women with diabetes. Fortunately, with recent advances in diabetes management and...
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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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Managing Diabetes
Type 1
Blood Glucose

What is High Blood Glucose?

What is High Blood Glucose?

People who do not have diabetes typically have fasting plasma blood glucose levels that run under 100 mg/dl. Your physician will define for you what your target blood glucose should be — identifying a...
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