Diabetes Forecast Magazine Goes Back to Basics
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When managing diabetes, it never hurts to occasionally review the basics of individualizing treatment plans, preventing complications or even testing blood glucose. In its April issue, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, presents many ways for newly diagnosed people and those with long-term diabetes alike to evaluate their care decisions and measure their success.
Plan of Action: Customizing a diabetes treatment plan based on both doctor recommendations and a patient’s lifestyle helps put the patient in control. Diabetes Forecast offers considerations for goal setting, medications, diet, exercising and more to empower people with diabetes to understand the disease and self-manage it to the best of their abilities.
New Hope for Ending Complications: High blood glucose has the potential to slowly and imperceptibly damage the heart, eyes, kidneys and nerves. This article covers effective strategies for safeguarding one’s health against diabetic complications, plus how scientists are working toward new and better treatments.
Test with Success: People with diabetes can minimize human error when they follow these ten easy tips for effectively using a blood glucose meter.
Rodeo Hero: Boyd Bush, a 49-year old scholar from Texas, has struggled with his weight his entire life and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1998. When a reality television show gave him the chance to fulfill his dream of becoming a rodeo clown, he went for it — and improved his health at the same time. His inspiring story demonstrates how far everyday people with diabetes can push themselves to become a success story.
Additional exciting features and columns in the April 2012 issue of Diabetes Forecast include:
- Recipes that take advantage of spring’s fresh herbs, such as Seared Scallops with Cucumber Chive Mint Relish.
- How caregivers can prepare themselves to identify and respond to a loved one’s highs and lows.
- The basics of blood pressure control, including food substitutions to reduce salt intake.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
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