As Autumn Approaches, Fall into Healthy Living

September 28, 2011

As summer closes and autumn is approaching, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has everything you need to fall back into healthy living. From exploring the gender differences with diabetes to discovering delicious recipes for fall’s harvest, the October issue has these exciting features and information-filled articles:

A Matter of the Sexes: It’s a troubling fact: women with diabetes have it worse, on average, than men with diabetes. Why is that so? Diabetes Forecast examines this shocking inequality and provides answers to explain the gender gap in diabetes. Learn more about how biology and psychology play key roles in this disparity and hear recommendations on what steps women can take to be aware of these issues, and to get healthy.

The Body Broken: Living with neuropathy can be a struggle for people with diabetes, leading to pain and oftentimes depression. Diabetes Forecast uncovers the ways you can care for your feet to avoid injury and the lifestyle changes you can make to provide needed relief. Understanding how to deal with neuropathy takes time, but we have the information needed, including the host of ways to treat the pain, so you can get back on your feet.

Diabetes in the Fast Lane: Racecar driver Charlie Kimball was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 22, but that didn’t stop him from realizing his childhood dream of competing in the Indy 500. Diabetes Forecast talks with Kimball about how he keeps his health on track and how he believes he is a better racing driver because of his diabetes, not despite it.

Fish Tales: There is a lot to learn when it comes to choosing which fish goes on your plate. Whether it’s the nutritional content, its potential contaminants, the environmental impact or simply what it’s going to cost, Diabetes Forecast has all the details you need on the good stuff, and the bad stuff, so you can feel confident when buying or ordering fish.

A Lifetime of Care: At 90 years old, Bob Krause, who is believed to have lived with diabetes longer than any person alive in America today, still embodies good health. Read how this recipient of the special 85-year Victory Medal from the Joslin Diabetes Center has used consistency and determination to see him through and keep him healthy. This month, Diabetes Forecast speaks with Krause and celebrates his accomplishments, providing motivation to everyone who is living with diabetes today.

’Tis the Season: Even though summer has come to an end, making good use of local, seasonal food doesn’t have to stop.  Fall’s hardier harvest is just as delicious with tasty fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, sweet potatoes and cauliflower.  This month, Diabetes Forecast has recipes to jumpstart your fall eating including a tasty apple and fennel salad and a butternut squash and leek soup to warm you up as the weather cools down.

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 Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)