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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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Type 1

Dosing Insulin

Dosing Insulin

One of the things patients often fear about being diagnosed with diabetes is insulin injections. In most cases, if you have type 1 you will be taking insulin a number of times a day. And, most likely...
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Testing for Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose (Sugar) Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests Daily home blood glucose (sugar) monitoring tells you what your blood glucose level is at that very moment...
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Avoiding Nighttime Hypoglycemia

Avoiding Nighttime Hypoglycemia

Nighttime hypoglycemia can be the result of a number of factors in people with diabetes. It is important to learn what causes hypoglycemia (low glucose) in order to prevent it from happening. What are...
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Type 1

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4% of the US population), in one type or another. 84.1 million adults aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (33.9% of the adult US population. But what exactly...
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Type 1
Managing Diabetes

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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Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
Managing Diabetes
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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Diabetic Nerve Damage

Diabetic Nerve Damage

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes and usually occurs in association with chronically elevated blood glucose levels. Elevated glucose levels may damage the nerves--usually in the feet...
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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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Type 1
Day to Day

Insulin Pumps

Insulin Pumps

What is an insulin pump? A pump is a small, computerized device that delivers rapid –acting insulin to the body through a small plastic tube known as a cannula or needle that sits beneath the skin. It...
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Pediatric & Adolescents
Caregiver

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes, which used to be called insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, is a chronic disease that destroys the body’s ability to make insulin, a hormone used to break down and store energy...
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News & Research
Type 1
Sick Days

Preparing for Your Virtual Appointment

Preparing for Your Virtual Appointment

Joslin is conducting remote care visits through a variety of mediums, including telephone and video conferencing platforms such as VSee Clinic. It is important to plan to make the most of your remote...
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What is Pre-diabetes?

What is Pre-diabetes?

Are you one of the estimated 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older who has pre-diabetes? If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also are at increased risk of...
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How to Prevent Kidney Disease

How to Prevent Kidney Disease

Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, has become so common that diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) has leaped ahead of high blood pressure as the leading cause of kidney failure in much of the...
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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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