Diabetes Forecast Magazine Helps Readers Plan for a Healthy New Year

November 29, 2012

Another year is coming to an end, which can mean anything from setting positive new goals to dealing with constant stress, especially for people with diabetes. The December issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, provides readers with information and tips for common challenges they may face during this time of year.

The Dating Game: Dating can be fun and exciting—until the moment a person with diabetes decides to divulge the condition. People with diabetes may worry about when to tell, how to do it and whether it should just be kept a secret from their date after all. Diabetes Forecast offers readers guidelines to ensure a smooth transition from “Nice to meet you” to “I have diabetes.”

Getting Past Tense: Handling stress can be difficult for anyone, but scientists are discovering that stress really is a serious health hazard, especially for people with diabetes. Though there is a connection between diabetes and stress, there also are strategies to fight it. The article provides information on why stress occurs, how it may be a cause of type 2 diabetes and what people with diabetes can do to reduce it.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Goal!: Everyone has goals, but the problem is sometimes keeping them. It may sound easy, but setting goals is not always just about losing weight. It is a process, and navigating that process is what divides the successes from the failures. The magazine gives 11 steps for making healthful changes that stick, just in time for the new year.

Additional exciting features and columns in the December 2012 issue of Diabetes Forecast include:

• A look at the extreme challenges homeless people with diabetes face and how they can safeguard their health.
• The troubling underground marketplace for buying and selling test strips.
• How to avoid foot problems if you have diabetes.
• Easing the burden of parenting a child with diabetes.
• Three delicious soup and stew recipes perfect for winter gatherings of friends and family.

Diabetes Forecast has been America’s leading diabetes consumer 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)