Diabetes Bites Newsletter

elliott joslin

Last month, we asked you to name the physician who first pioneered the approach of strict control of blood glucose, frequent monitoring and daily exercise to manage diabetes and prevent its complications.

The answer:  Dr. Elliott P. Joslin, founder of the world-famous Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

Congratulations to Charlie Conway, who has been a patient at the Joslin Clinic since one year after his diagnosis in 1952, for being the first to supply the correct answer.  We received many incorrect answers, including Robert Atkins and (shudder!) Dr. Richard Bernstein, famous for putting the fear of carbohydrates into the minds of millions.


This month, let’s get statistical.

There is a term used to describe the accuracy of glucose monitoring devices:  MARD.  What, exactly, does MARD stand for?