Joslin Observes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Each May we observe Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This year, Joslin’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI), along with physicians from our sister organization Beth...
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Holidays
Diet & Nutrition

Fasting during Ramadan with Diabetes

Fasting during Ramadan with Diabetes

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is an important spiritual practice. When you have diabetes, you may be wondering how fasting will affect your diabetes. There is a lot of misinformation about...
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Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition

How to maintain mindful eating when ordering takeout

How to maintain mindful eating when ordering takeout

So you are thinking of ordering out again... Eating out is a nice way to break up the routine of home-cooked food. During the pandemic, many have fallen into a rut of eating the same foods week after...
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Vegetarian and Plant Based Eating

Vegetarian and Plant Based Eating

A plant-based diet consists of mostly whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes (pulses), unsalted nuts, and healthy oils such as olive oil or canola oil. Meat, fish, poultry, and other...
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Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition

Personalizing Your Plate for Your Culture

Personalizing Your Plate for Your Culture

Food nourishes our body, provides us nutrition and helps in managing diseases. Food also gives us comfort, brings back memories, and binds one another. How we eat and what we eat reflect our culture...
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Diet & Nutrition
Nutrition

How to Use the AADI Healthy Plate

How to Use the AADI Healthy Plate

Healthy eating starts by following the ratio 2:1:1 - 2 portions of vegetable to every portion of protein (meat, fish, or egg) and carb (rice, potato, naan). This AADI Healthy Plate will help and guide...
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Kidney
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National Kidney Month 2022

National Kidney Month 2022

March is National Kidney Month and was established to raise awareness about kidney disease. In the diabetes community, kidney disease is a major focus. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels are a leading...
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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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Why Medical Play is Important

Why Medical Play is Important

March is Child Life Month, observed to honor Child Life Specialists around the world for their work with children and families. A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is a life-changing event for children and...
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Holidays
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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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Women in Science and Medicine

Women in Science and Medicine

February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Joslin is proud to recognize all of the women who work in science and medicine at Joslin. At this moment, there are 211 women at...
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Holidays

Joslin Observes Black History Month

Joslin Observes Black History Month

February is Black History Month and is a time to reflect on the contributions Black Americans have made to American life. The theme of Black History Month this year is Black Health and Wellness...
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News & Research
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Diabetes and Major Emergencies: How to Prepare

Diabetes and Major Emergencies: How to Prepare

Joslin’s diabetes educators explain what people with diabetes should do to prepare for a major emergency. The types of major emergencies that require advanced preparation for people with diabetes are...
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Exercise
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How to Stay Active This Winter

How to Stay Active This Winter

It’s hard to stay motivated to exercise when the weather is lousy or there is a foot of snow on the ground. “But regular exercise in winter is really the best therapy for people with type 1 or type 2...
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Dealing with Emotional Eating – During the Holidays and at Any Time

During the holidays many of us look forward to celebrating with family, friends and a stocked fridge of delicious treats, not always the healthy kind. We are all coping with stressful challenges from...
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