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New Position Statement from Joslin Encourages the ADA to lower BMI Guidelines for Screening Asian American for Type 2 Diabetes


The American Diabetes Association announced today that they are lowering the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point for which they recommend screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes.
23-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Joslin Discovery May Hold Clues to Treatments That Slow Aging and Prevent Age-Related Chronic Disease


In a study published today by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm (C. elegans) to identify a new path that could lead to drugs to slow aging and the chronic diseases that often accompany it—and might even lead to...
12-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Scientists Raise Alarm that Shortage of Human Islet Cells Will Slow Diabetes Research


Rohit Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, coauthored a paper that was published today in Diabetes, which voiced...
20-Nov-2014 4:30 PM EST

Joslin Scientists Discover a New Step In A Molecular Pathway Responsible For Neural Tube Defects, A Birth Defect That Is Increased In Diabetic Pregnancies


Mary R. Loeken, Ph.D., Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has discovered a molecular pathway responsible for neural tube defects...
6-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Dr. Lori Laffel, Chief of Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center, Named Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School


Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of Joslin’s clinical programs for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults, and Senior Investigator in the Section on Genetics and Epidemiology, has been promoted by Harvard Medical School to Professor of Pediatrics.
9-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

In Joslin Trial, Asian Americans Lower Insulin Resistance on Traditional Diet


Why are Asian Americans at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans, and prone to develop the disease at lower body weights? One part of this puzzle may lie in the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets...
17-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Joslin Scientists Honored for Discovering Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease

George King, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Lloyd Paul Aiello, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Beetham Eye Institute (BEI) and Professor of...
10-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Research Evidence Affirms that Good Nutrition Can Help Prevent and Control Type 2 Diabetes


In a comprehensive review of recent randomized clinical trials and observational studies of diabetes and nutrition, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Public Health investigators have identified specific foods and dietary patterns that are...
28-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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Dr. Lori Laffel, Chief of Pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center, Available to Comment on Type 1 Diabetes and Life Expectancy Studies


6-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Back to School with Dr. Lori Laffel from Joslin Diabetes Center


Lori Laffel, M.D., MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, oversees the largest pediatric diabetes clinic in New England has over 25...
15-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Joslin Diabetes Center’s Cathy Carver Deciphers the ACA for People with Diabetes


13-Nov-2013 1:00 PM EST

Expert Available: Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation now recommends that surgery be considered as a treatment for obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Allison Goldfine, head of clinical research at Joslin Diabetes Center, is available for comment.
29-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EDT

Q&A: Howard Wolpert, M.D., and the Quest for an Artificial Pancreas


Emerging technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) are helping people with type 1 diabetes manage their condition—what are the next steps? Howard Wolpert, M.D., of Joslin Diabetes Center discusses his current research and the global...
1-Oct-2010 1:00 PM EDT

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