Decades of type 1 diabetes linked to mild drop in cognition:
BOSTON – (June 5, 2018) – People who live with type 1 diabetes for very long duration show signs of mild decreases in cognitive abilities, primarily in memory, compared to those who don’t have the disease, Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have shown.
Eye and Heart Complications Are Tightly Linked in Type 1 Diabetes:
BOSTON – (January 31, 2018) – In people with type 1 diabetes, high levels of blood glucose eventually can harm blood vessels in the eye, kidney, heart and other organs—but the damage may be inflicted by different biological mechanisms in different organs. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that similar mechanisms may also be at work in the eye and the heart, giving valuable clues that eventually aid in developing therapies that defend against complications.
George King, MD, Honored at the GK50 Healthcare and Life Sciences :
Boston – (September 18, 2017) – George L. King, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Joslin Diabetes Center received the Founders Choice Award during GK50, an event celebrating the Boston area’s 50 Most Influential People of Color in Healthcare and Life Sciences. The GK50 Health and Life Sciences event is part of Get Konnected! a networking series started by African American public relations entrepreneur, Colette Phillips, that brings together business and social innovation leaders to encourage diversity in the business world, and to raise awareness about people of color in positions of power, as well as trailblazers and emerging leaders.
Medalist Study Underlines Importance of Blood Glucose Control in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes:
BOSTON – (July 26, 2017) – “People are living longer with type 1 diabetes, and the onset of complications is taking longer,” says Hillary Keenan, Ph.D., a Joslin Diabetes Center Assistant Investigator and co-Principal Investigator on the Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study. “Good blood glucose control and exercise are important factors in reducing complications and mortality rates for these older individuals.”