To Carb or Not to Carb?
February 28, 2011
The March issue of Diabetes Forecast has it all: recipes, research, a pop star, health information, siblings, a love story, and a homely potato on the cover. Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, demonstrates many sides of diabetes with articles that will speak to your inner dietitian, rock star, researcher, scientist, chef, and companion:
Are Carbs the Enemy? The passionate debate about what to eat (and what not to eat) if you have diabetes continues. Diabetes Forecast looks at the arguments for and against each side (low-carb, moderate-carb, and vegan/ high-carb) and how to achieve a balanced diet in whatever plan is right for you.
The Pop Star Grows Up – Five years after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 13, Nick Jonas catches up with Diabetes Forecast and talks about taking his disease management into his own hands. He also dives into topics like his music projects (and 15-hour days in the studio), the launch of his solo career, his thoughts about college, and – oh yes – dating!
This Gland Is Your Gland – Did you know that people with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) are more prone to get thyroid disease than the general population? Diabetes Forecast explains what the thyroid does and the symptoms of thyroid disease.
Sibling Support – When Josh Funderwhite was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age five, his older sister, Terri, stepped into the protective big-sister role, but didn’t quite understand what was going on – until she went to diabetes camp. Now she recommends this for all siblings of kids with diabetes. “It will help you understand how your sibling feels,” she says. “It’s the closest you’ll ever get.”
Cooking Oils Are Not All Created Equal – Oils differ not only in origin but also in the type of fat they contain and how they are used in the kitchen. Diabetes Forecast provides a guide to your options for optimizing both taste and health!
Nurture and Nature – It’s long been said that diabetes is caused by both genetic and environmental factors. A new field of research called epigenetics shows that it may be more complex than that: the environment can affect and even permanently modify the genes themselves.
A Life Together – They met in high school in 1947. It wasn’t until he proposed four years later that she told him she had been living with type 1 diabetes since she was two years old. Myron Schultz shares his love story in this month’s Reflections piece.
The March issue of Diabetes Forecast also includes How to Make Fabulous Fish (it’s less tricky than you think!), the inside scoop on an American Diabetes Association-funded researcher who is learning how inflammation affects insulin resistance, and how the cycling event Tour de Cure has helped one man drop 140 pounds since 2008.
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)