Diabetes Forecast Celebrates Diabetes Victories

Alexandria,
August 30, 2012

Living well with diabetes and working to stop it, whether through education, advocacy or a personal makeover, are what truly unite people with diabetes. In its September issue, Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, encourages readers to celebrate diabetes successes together.

Sofia's Choice: Sofia Spentzas, 35, spent nearly 17 years acting as caregiver for her mother, who died in 2010 from complications of type 2 diabetes. Now, Sofia has turned to taking care of herself and her prediabetes, thanks in part to her appearance on The Revolution, a makeover-style daytime talk show on ABC. Her inspiring story demonstrates that with confidence and motivation, people with diabetes can achieve their goals.

Health Care Reform, Round 2: Now that the Supreme Court has largely upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what's next? This article answers seven key questions about health care reform and what it means for Americans living with diabetes.

Honey, I Studied My Genes: When scientist and cycling enthusiast Michael Snyder volunteered to be a research subject by sequencing his genomes in his own laboratory, the last thing he expected was a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. The study helped him identify his diabetes early and gave him an edge against the disease, leading to his belief that genomics is the way to better health in the future.

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

  • How new technologies are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for people with diabetes.
  • Signs and causes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its link to diabetes.
  • Eight ways to make your home safe and diabetes-friendly.
  • A list of must-have pantry staples for crafting delicious meals, plus recipes.
  • Smart strategies for eating during outdoor events away from home.
  • How exercise may halt or slow Alzheimer’s and dementia for 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)