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Holidays
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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Healthy Halloween Treats
Diet & Nutrition
Holidays
Type 1

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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Managing Diabetes
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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Nutrition

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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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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Holidays
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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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Holidays
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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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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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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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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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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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