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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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Diet & Nutrition
News & Research

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making...
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Holidays

Diabetes-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Diabetes-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day…the “Hallmark holiday” of romantic love. People everywhere use this holiday as a day to express their love to others by sending greeting cards, flowers, valentines, and lots and lots...
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Holidays
Type 1

Drinking & Type 1: Four tips for making it through the holidays

Drinking & Type 1: Four tips for making it through the holidays

Somewhere between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, you might have one too many drinks. If you have type 1 diabetes, there’s no reason you can’t drink. So, we sat down with Erin Kelly RN, BSN...
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Holidays
Type 1
Type 2

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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Holidays
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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Holidays
Type 1
Type 2

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Diabetes in 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Diabetes in 2020

Thanksgiving during a pandemic poses many challenges for us all and more so for those at high risk. It is important to remember to follow the CDC’s guidelines which include ways to celebrate together...
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Holidays
Type 1
Type 2
Diet & Nutrition

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 14 and continuing until the 18, the five-day holiday signifies the...
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Diet & Nutrition

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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Diet & Nutrition
Holidays

Healthy Halloween Treat Recipes

Healthy Halloween Treat Recipes

Monster Apple Bites Yield: 12 servings 3 granny smith apple, 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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Holidays

Staying Safe While Celebrating Halloween 2020

Staying Safe While Celebrating Halloween 2020

Halloween can be a holiday with a lot of anxiety for children with diabetes and their parents. And this year may add even more anxiety during this once-in-a-century pandemic. Massachusetts has...
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Holidays
Type 1
Type 2

Managing Diabetes during Rosh Hashanah

Managing Diabetes during Rosh Hashanah

Though this year poses challenges for gathering in large groups for a Rosh Hashanah celebration marking the beginning of the Jewish New Year--it is still a time for celebration and reflecting and...
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Type 1
Sick Days

COVID-19 Information and Resources from AADI

COVID-19 Information and Resources from AADI

A Message from the AADI / Asian Clinic Regarding COVID-19 Dear patients of the Joslin's Asian Clinic and friends of the AADI, We hope that wherever you are, you and your loved ones are staying safe...
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Type 1
Sick Days

Guías Generales - Días de Enfermedad

Guías Generales - Días de Enfermedad

¿Qué es un “día de enfermedad”? Durante los días en que estás enfermo, los niveles de glucosa pueden subir más de lo normal, aunque estés comiendo menos de lo usual. Tener cualquiera de las...
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News & Research
Type 1
Sick Days

Preparación para su cita virtual en Joslin

Preparación para su cita virtual en Joslin

Estamos aquí para usted En respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19, Joslin Diabetes Center ha cambiado su modelo atención para brindar atención médica de manera virtual a nuestros pacientes. Nuestro...
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