Latest Joslin Diabetes Center Stories

2011-11-04 21:14:14

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes. During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is encouraging people with diabetes to get annual dilated eye exams and take steps to avoid vision loss. About 28.5 percent of U.S. adults age 40 and older with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy, a condition that causes blood vessels of the retina to swell and leak fluid. The retina is the...

2011-09-29 05:52:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- People with type 2 diabetes who intensively lower their blood sugar are not preventing cognitive decline, according to new research. Individuals with type 2 diabetes who are older than age 70 are twice as likely to develop cognitive impairment that is linked to their disease than those without diabetes. A team of researchers studied nearly 3,000 patients aged 55 years who had type 2 diabetes and were at risk for cardiovascular disease. These individuals also had...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.