Entrepreneurs Set Sights on Serving People with Diabetes

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.

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)