WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Four years later, we follow up with the families interviewed for our Type 1 Diabetes in Our Towns article and hear from experts about the latest diabetes research. S T E V E M A A S writer E R I C B A R R Y photographer it on a test strip, inserts it into a tiny meter, checks his blood sugar into the news five years ago when families banded together to ask the level, and zooms back on the ice – pausing only if the reading is low state to investigate the possibility of a diabetes cluster. Or you might catch Ashley during a break in a game taking a swig from the stash of juice she keeps behind the net. A year ago, the state reported that indeed the prevalence of Type 1 diabetes in northeast Wellesley and south Weston is significantly higher than national norms. Ashley and Gus both have Type 1 diabetes. They live within a few Unlike the much more common Type 2 diabetes – which typically miles of each other in a Wellesley-Weston neighborhood that broke strikes later in life, particularly among adults who are overweight and 95 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e and he needs to gobble up some glucose tablets.

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