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Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah

Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration lasting for eight days and nights, remembering the re-dedication of the holy temple in Jerusalem. The length of the holiday honors the time oil, used to purify the...
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Child Life Specialist
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Meet One of Joslin’s Child Life Specialists

Meet One of Joslin’s Child Life Specialists

Maura Pepek, MS, CCLS, is a Child Life Specialist at Joslin. She spends time with our pediatric patients and their families, offering educational play activities that help reduce stress and anxiety...
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Recipes

Festive Holiday Recipes

Festive Holiday Recipes

Holiday Pumpkin Custard 2 egg whites 1/8 tsp. ground ginger 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/8 tsp. ground allspice ¾ cup evaporated skim milk Dash salt 3 Tb. sugar Whipped dessert topping In a medium mixing...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving with Diabetes

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Diabetes

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it is important to remember that we are still experiencing the pandemic. On top of that, it can be challenging for people with diabetes to manage glucose levels...
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Diet & Nutrition

Meet One of Joslin’s Nutritionists

Meet One of Joslin’s Nutritionists

Heidi Karner, MS, RDN, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Adult Diabetes Educator at Joslin. She provides medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management education to patients by...
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Diwali and Diabetes

Diwali and Diabetes

Every culture has its big celebratory holidays. For Hindus one of these is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” Starting on November 4 and continuing until the 9, the five-day holiday signifies the...
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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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Healthy Halloween Treat Recipes

Healthy Halloween Treat Recipes

Monster Apple Bites Yield: 12 servings 3 granny smith apples, cored and cut into corners. 1 ½ Oz Mini M&M’s 1 ½ cup(s) creamy peanut butter ¼ cup(s) slivered almonds Using a paring knife, cut a wedge...
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Pediatric
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Staying Safe While Celebrating Halloween

Staying Safe While Celebrating Halloween

Halloween can be a holiday with a lot of anxiety for children with diabetes and their parents. As the pandemic continues, it is important to follow safe and healthy tips to participate in Halloween...
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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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Fall flavors and green veggies are at their best

Fall flavors and green veggies are at their best

Fall is here and so are some of the best green vegetables! Getting produce locally and in season often means we are buying vegetables at their peak of freshest and flavor. Dark, leafy green vegetables...
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Your Fall Tune-Up

Your Fall Tune-Up

Forget January, the change of seasons with its reinvigorating cooler weather and changing leaves are great motivators to spend some time focusing on your health. It’s a great time to check in with...
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Fasting on Yom Kippur with Diabetes

Fasting on Yom Kippur with Diabetes

Fasting on Yom Kippur with Diabetes With Yom Kippur – one of the holiest days of the Jewish year – many people are preparing for their fast, which is observed from sundown one day to sundown the next...
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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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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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