Diabetes Support, Save-Your-Life Tips and a Super Bowl Full of Recipes

Alexandria,
January 28, 2011

Diabetes is a disease that affects people not only physically but also emotionally.  The February issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, addresses mind, body and soul in its variety of articles.

Paul and Mira Sorvino on the cover of Diabetes Forecast

The Power of Support – Actor Paul Sorvino and his Oscar-winning daughter, Mira Sorvino, share how they’ve built a family-centered support system that helped Paul get control of his diabetes. “The men of my time were supposed to be tough men,” says Paul, who played a mob boss in the movie Goodfellas. “To admit to yourself that you have [diabetes] is not easy.”

10 Ways to Save Your Life – This must-read article provides simple steps to stay safe in the hospital. Mistakes happen everywhere, but one of the last places you want to encounter them is during a hospital stay. “It’s important that patients take an active role in their care,” says Tom Balcezek, MD, associate chief of staff and vice president for quality and safety at Yale–New Haven Medical Center. Here are 10 tips to help!

How to Make Sensational Chili – Whether you are getting ready for the Super Bowl or a weeknight dinner, Diabetes Forecast’s how-to guide will help you serve up a sensational chili, complete with need-to-know chili tips andrecipes.

The February issue of Diabetes Forecast includes more:

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)