Diabetes Forecast Encourages Readers to Envision a Better Future with Diabetes

September 27, 2012

Diabetes carries with it the good, the bad and the ugly. There are the forces of darkness—early deaths, complications and costs—but also the positive things people do every day to fight them. In its October issue, Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, asks readers to use their powers to help create awareness of the issues surrounding diabetes and the people it affects.

An Unwelcome Alliance: Cancer and diabetes appear to be worlds away from each other as diseases, yet many studies suggest the conditions are linked. People with diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than those without diabetes, but no one knows exactly why. The magazine takes a look at possible causes, effects, preventions and treatments as scientists strive to understand the relationship between diabetes and cancer.

Great Expectations: Having a healthy baby is possible for women with diabetes today, thanks to medical advances, but planning for pregnancy is still vital to ensure the safety of both baby and mother. This guide describes the precautions women with diabetes must take before getting pregnant.

People to Know: The diabetes world is full of people championing the cause, including advocates, athletes, educators, chefs, comedians and more. This article highlights 14 noteworthy individuals making an impact in the American Diabetes Association's vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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

  • Why yoga is a great gentle form of fitness for people with diabetes.
  • Dealing with diabetes medications and weight gain.
  • Seven tips for fighting the flu this season.
  • Diabetes support systems and tips for male caregivers.
  • Recipes for baking with less sugar, including agave cinnamon mini scones, blueberry-lemon-ginger muffins and stevia apple cake.
  • Research demonstrating weight-loss surgery's lasting effects for people with type 2 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)