Happy Rosh Hashana
Holidays
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Type 2

Managing Diabetes during Rosh Hashanah

Managing Diabetes during Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year--it is still a time for celebration and reflecting and planning for a positive year ahead. Part of these celebrations may include eating sweet...
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Pediatric
News & Research

Back-to-School Mask and Vaccine Advice for Kids with Diabetes

Back-to-School Mask and Vaccine Advice for Kids with Diabetes

Joslin’s Pediatric Department strongly recommends kids with diabetes, who are under 12 and not eligible for the vaccine, wear masks while indoors, including at school. This is the same advice the CDC...
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Managing Diabetes

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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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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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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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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Type 2

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
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

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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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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