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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. All of the candy and overindulging can make it hard for...
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Holidays
Managing Diabetes

Preparing for Passover: Managing Your Diabetes During a Seder

Preparing for Passover: Managing Your Diabetes During a Seder

Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. This year it started on the evening of Wednesday, April 8. Like many traditional holiday feasts...
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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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Type 1
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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Type 1

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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Preparing for Your On-site Appointment

What you need to know before your arrival. Your health and safety, along with the health and safety of our staff, is our main priority, and we have taken steps to ensure your in-person visits are safe...
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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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Blood Glucose
Managing Diabetes
Insulin

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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Managing Diabetes

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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Pediatric & Adolescents
Type 1
News & Research

Advice for when your child is sick

Advice for when your child is 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
Day to Day

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) can be a life-long, chronic disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells in out body...
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Understanding Cognitive Changes in Diabetes

As we get older, it’s normal for our memory to slip. But if you are having trouble managing your diabetes, or maintaining self-care practices, you might be experiencing some changes in your thinking...
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Blood Pressure
Kidney

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the principal causes of kidney disease and kidney failure. When blood pressure is high, there is a large amount of tension inside the blood vessels that...
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