Diabetes News & Events

Learn more about news, media coverage and events in diabetes at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Press Releases

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  • Gene variant could lead to missed type 2 diabetes diagnosis in African Americans - 9/12/2017, Research

    An international research team has identified 60 gene variants that can influence blood levels of hemoglobin A1c, measurements of which are used both to diagnose type 2 diabetes and to monitor blood sugar control. One variant found only in African Americans significantly reduces the accuracy of A1c blood testing, increasing the risk of underdiagnosis in a population known to have a higher risk for the disease.

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  • Mass. General Hospital launches phase II trial of BCG vaccine to reverse type 1 diabetes - 6/7/2015, Research

    The FDA approval of a phase II clinical trial testing the ability of the generic BCG vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes was announced today at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association by Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Immunobiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the study.

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  • New genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes revealed - 12/20/2013, Research

    An international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has uncovered a new genetic clue that contributes to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly the elevated risk among Mexican and other Latin American populations.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Clinical trial results support strategy for reversing type 1 diabetes - 8/8/2012, Research

    A phase I clinical trial has confirmed that use of a generic vaccine to raise levels of an immune system modulator can cause the death of autoimmune cells targeting the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas and temporarily restore insulin secretion in human patients with type 1 diabetes.

  • Study finds some insulin production in long-term type 1 diabetes - 2/21/2012, Research

    Massachusetts General Hospital research has found that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes. Beta cell functioning also appears to be preserved in some patients years after apparent loss of pancreatic function.

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  • Picture perfect

    Friday, November 17, 2017  Mass General

    Members of the Diabetes Self-Management Education program paused for a picture during their annual World Diabetes Day Event on Nov. 14.

  • Family fun at Fenway

    Friday, August 4, 2017  Mass General

    More than 65 exhibitors filled Fenway Park July 23 to educate, promote and engage with attendees about health and wellness at the annual El Mundo Latino Family Festival. The MGH hosted two tables – featuring staff and informational materials from programs including Childhood Obesity Prevention, the Diabetes Center and the Speech, Language, Swallowing and Reading Disabilities

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  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • Revere HealthCare Center celebrates community health

    Friday, June 24, 2011  Mass General

    At this year’s annual Community Health Day, more than 70 guests gathered at the MGH Revere HealthCare Center to celebrate local community health efforts and learn about one of today’s most pressing health topics: diabetes.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • MGH grant supports study of electronic insulin-order system

    Friday, August 27, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Administering the correct dosage of insulin to hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes is a top issue in quality and safety for many hospitals.

  • MGH ranks among top

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    The MGH ranked third among the country's top hospitals on the annual list of "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.


  • Risk factors for heart disease

    Risk factors for heart disease

    Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, family history of heart disease and high cholesterol. Learn what you can do to overcome your risk for heart disease.

  • Michael Jaff, DO

    Michael Jaff, DO, discusses diabetes and its potential complications, such as peripheral artery disease

    Michael Jaff, DO, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, says that if you have diabetes, your odds are 1 in 3 of developing peripheral artery disease, with potentially serious consequences. Learn more about why peripheral artery disease often goes undetected, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

  • Charlestown DSME Cooking Demonstration

    Charlestown DSME Cooking Demonstration

    Preparing healthy, flavorful meals doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. Anne, a nutritionist with the DSME program in Charlestown, demonstrates how to make a quick and easy pasta dish.

  • Chelsea DSME Dance Video

    Ready Set Dance

    Think exercise has to be boring? One of our Diabetes support groups in Chelsea demonstrates how fun and easy exercise can be. (This video is provided for reference and educational purposes only. Always consult with a qualified and licensed physician prior to beginning any exercise program.)

  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

    Low blood sugar can happen if you haven’t eaten enough or you’ve been more active than usual. Eileen reviews some of the common symptoms of low blood sugar.

  • Preparing for Sick Days

    A little preparation can make sick days more bearable. In this video, Eileen reviews when to use your sick day plan, what to include in your sick day kit, and when to call your health care provider.


Currently Browsing:2014

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