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Is A Continuous Glucose Monitor Right for You?

Every person with diabetes knows that they can make themselves crazy self-testing their blood glucose levels. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are an important tool that can make daily diabetes management a lot easier.
22-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Indicates That Fathers Who Exercise Before Conception Produce Children Who Are Healthier Throughout Their Lives

Recent studies have linked development of type 2 diabetes and impaired metabolic health individuals to their parents’ poor diet, and there is increasing evidence that fathers play an important role in obesity and metabolic programming of their...
22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Technology to Manage Type 2 Diabetes Maximizes Time, Resources and Health Outcomes

BOSTON (October 15, 2018) – Harnessing the power of digital health technology --- smart phone apps, telemedicine and mobile health (m-health) --- can provide powerful tools to help people with diabetes self-management, ultimately improving A1c...
15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Changes to RNA may impact growth and function of insulin-producing cells

RNA methylation might prove important in regulating many aspects of beta cell behavior, such as how the cells divide or how effectively they are stimulated by blood glucose to produce insulin
11-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nutrients May Reduce Blood Glucose Levels

BOSTON – (October 10, 2018) – Type 2 diabetes is driven by many metabolic pathways, with some pathways driven by amino acids, the molecular building blocks for proteins. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that one amino acid,...
10-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Muscle “Switch” May Control the Benefits of Exercise

Studying lab animals and humans, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center discovered that a protein called JNK helps to drive response to exercise. If JNK is activated during exercise, the researchers say, that stimulates skeletal muscle growth. If...
2-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study suggests ways DPP-4 inhibitor might prevent kidney disease

Researchers have long sought drugs that could help to prevent diabetic kidney disease (DKD), which afflicts about 40% of people with type 2 diabetes. Among the current contenders are a class of diabetes management drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors....
23-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Gut Microbes May Contribute to Depression and Anxiety in Obesity

Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these negative feelings – and that is...
17-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Diabetes & Breast Cancer - Elizabeth Halprin MD Talks About the Important Struggle to Balance Both Diseases

12-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT


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

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

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