Diabetes Forecast Magazine Encourages People with Diabetes to Live Life without Boundaries

February 27, 2013

Though it may take a bit more effort, people with diabetes can live life without boundaries, whether that means becoming a professional baseball player or designing a stylish, diabetes-friendly shoe. The March issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers tips and real-life stories about living life with diabetes to the fullest, even when faced with challenges.

Numbers Game: Sam Fuld knew his chances of becoming a Major League Baseball player were slim, especially as a person living with type 1 diabetes. Despite these odds, Fuld didn’t give up and has even become a YouTube legend. Now in his sixth season as a big-league outfielder, “Super Sam” proves diabetes doesn’t have to affect your dreams.

Clutter Busting: Keeping an organized home may have surprising health benefits. From organizing medicine and supplies to filing medical records, this article provides tips for a structured diabetes-friendly home that can lead to better health. And for people with diabetes complications such as neuropathy or vision impairment, conquering clutter can be a vital safety move.

Sole Mate: From the top of her head to the tips of her toes, Eleanor Leinen is a stylish woman. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003, she took matters into her own hands to resurface diabetes-friendly shoes to make them fancier and a little more fun. “People [with diabetes] are in a desperation mode,” she says. “We’re just trying to make people feel [that] they’re able to reclaim their style.”

Body Wars: Eating disorders are twice as common among women and girls with type 1 diabetes, compared to those without diabetes, but they can be hard to diagnose. By neglecting their diabetes care and overall health—skipping meals, purging food and avoiding insulin—they lose weight but also put themselves at risk for serious complications, including diabetic ketoacidosis. The magazine looks at the frightening world of diabetes and eating disorders, with real-life stories from women who have been through it, and offers hope and help.

Additional exciting features and columns in the March 2013 issue of Diabetes Forecast include:

  • How to prevent diabetes ketoacidosis.
  • Lesser-known factors that may contribute to hypoglycemia.
  • Finding a path to specific blood glucose and A1C goals.
  • A humorous look at life with diabetes.
  • Three easy recipes for cooking with steam and the kitchen tools needed to get started. 
  • The virtues of eating a variety of healthy foods.

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)