Entrepreneurs Set Sights on Serving People with Diabetes

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Lauren Gleason
lgleason@diabetes.org
703-549-1500 ext. 2622

Alexandria, Virginia
November 26, 2013

From a fashion designer to a dog whisperer, the December issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, profiles movers and makers in the diabetes community.

Meet six entrepreneurs who have set their sights on serving people with diabetes, dedicating years of hard work to making life a little sweeter for them. In Good Company demonstrates that the diabetes world is well supplied with enterprising people and innovative ideas about everything from glucose products to teens’ self-esteem.

The December issue of Diabetes Forecast also features:

Football and Family: On and off the field, Duane Brown makes stuff happen. As an offensive tackle for the Houston Texans, he knocks other football players out of the way so his team can score. Off the field, he works hard, too, especially when it comes to raising awareness about diabetes as an Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association. Brown, 28, doesn’t have diabetes, but he knows it all too well because both his mother and grandmother live with type 2 diabetes. Brown speaks with Diabetes Forecast about making it his mission to help his family become healthier and about how he plans to spread the message of type 2 prevention.

Your Medicare Map: Everyone’s path through Medicare is different, and the road taken depends on your health care priorities. Under Medicare, there are many different options to consider for how you want to receive your benefits. Diabetes Forecast provides all you need to know about how seniors can make the best decisions to get the most from their health insurance when signing up for Medicare.

Shop, Eat, Love: From Italian Turkey Sauté to Curried Rice with Shrimp and Basil, Diabetes Forecast Food Editor Robyn Webb shows how to shop for healthful convenience foods at the grocery store and use them in quick, easy and tasty meals.

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. The magazine was recently included in the National Diabetes Education Program’s Diabetes HealthSense website.  Diabetes HealthSense is a tool to provide resources and materials to support people with diabetes and people at risk in making lifestyle changes to control their disease or prevent diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.