Back to Press Releases Joslin Diabetes Center Offers Tips For Living Well with Diabetes

November 1, 2005

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Joslin Diabetes Center Offers Tips For Living Well with Diabetes

Six Tests Help People With Diabetes Avoid Complications

BOSTON -- Are you among the more than 20 million Americans with diabetes? Are you doing all that you can to avoid future complications such as heart disease, kidney failure and blindness?

Experts at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston say getting involved with your own care, and knowing how well your treatment plan is working, is crucial to diabetes management. "Regularly monitoring your blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure--and keeping them at or below target levels--along with periodic eye and foot exams and kidney function tests help to prevent or slow diabetes complications," says Martin J. Abrahamson, M.D., Medical Director at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Joslin experts recommend that all people with diabetes be aware of their results on these tests to help manage diabetes:

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About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center, dedicated to conquering diabetes in all of its forms, is the global leader in diabetes research, care and education. Founded in 1898, Joslin is an independent nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Joslin research is a team of more than 300 people at the forefront of discovery aimed at preventing and curing diabetes. Joslin Clinic, affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the nationwide network of Joslin Affiliated Programs, and the hundreds of Joslin educational programs offered each year for clinicians, researchers and patients, enable Joslin to develop, implement and share innovations that immeasurably improve the lives of people with diabetes. As a nonprofit, Joslin benefits from the generosity of donors in advancing its mission. For more information on Joslin, call 1-800-JOSLIN-1 or visit


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