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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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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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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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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
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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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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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News & Research
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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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