Diabetes Forecast Consumer Guide 2011: The Latest Tools for a Healthy Diabetes Lifestyle

December 30, 2010

Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has published its annual Consumer Guide in its January issue. The number of products on the market can be overwhelming, so Diabetes Forecast seeks to help people with diabetes select the ones that best meet their needs. Highlights from this comprehensive guide to diabetes management products include:

  • On the Horizon – Smaller insulin pumps; a tool to turn an iPhone into a glucose meter; a new inhaled insulin; and the most notable cutting-edge technologies coming down the pike.
  • Blood Glucose Meters – A complete guide to virtually every meter on the market today, plus everything you need to know about coding, data storage, blood sample sizes, temperature limitations, lancing devices, and more.
  • Continuous Glucose Monitors – In-depth, side-by-side comparisons of all four CGMs on the market, plus a list of key functions to consider.
  • Insulin Pumps and Infusion Sets – In-depth, side-by-side comparisons of all three pumps currently available, plus what to consider when choosing a pump and infusion set.
  • Insulin Pens – An at-a-glance guide to every pen available, with listings of crucial features.
  • Online-only listings of diabetes medications and insulins.

There’s more in the January issue.  What’s new in healthy living: type 2 diabetes in children, new guidelines for diagnosing gestational diabetes, the latest on calcium and vitamin D, and more. Plus: How to Perfect Your Pasta, a step-by-step illustrated guide to nutritious pasta dishes, with recipes for healthy takes on favorite sauces.

Diabetes Forecast has been America's leading diabetes magazine for more than 60 years, offering the latest news on diabetes research and treatment to provide information, inspiration, and support to people with diabetes. 

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)