Introducing the All-new DiabetesForecast.org
November 6, 2013
DiabetesForecast.org, the website of the healthy living magazine from the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Forecast, has a fresh new look. The new website is a one-stop visit for people living with diabetes, their families and caregivers. It features healthy reminders and tips for a busy life; motivational pick-me-ups from members of the diabetes community; scientific and medical news; delicious recipes; and key information to share with your doctor. The new site is designed for convenient smartphone and tablet viewing, so you can easily check the ingredient lists of recipes while you’re at the store.
“The all-new DiabetesForecast.org brings trustworthy diabetes information, recipes, well-being tips, and relevant news about science and medicine to you in living color,” said Kelly Rawlings, editorial director of Diabetes Forecast. “It looks as good on your smartphone as it does on your computer screen or tablet, providing an incredible amount of tools and resources for healthy living. And, as always, Diabetes Forecast has the expertise of the American Diabetes Association behind it."
Improved features allow users to find what they need by topic and include:
• Hungry? See the Recipe of the Day—something new and delicious 365 days of the year. In addition, the site features an enhanced recipe search of all Diabetes Forecast’s healthy recipes, which include the calorie and carbohydrate counts, and other nutrition facts.
• Tip sheets, guides, and other free downloads to print and save.
• The Diabetes Forecast Consumer Guide, which highlights diabetes devices and products on the market.
• Savings on memberships and gift subscriptions, plus discounts on ShopDiabetes.com books and merchandise.
• Real-time comments—carry on conversations with our diverse diabetes community.
Visit the new DiabetesForecast.org where you can read stories from the November issue, which features a “Holiday Feast” of recipes for roasted main dishes, festive sides and indulgent desserts. Choose your favorites from a selection of recipes that mix and match deliciously. Healthy holiday eating can be delightful with recipes that include spiced turkey breast with apple chutney, creamy corn and mushroom chowder, and espresso chocolate pudding.
The November issue of Diabetes Forecast also includes the following features:
A Penny Saved: Prescription costs are an issue for almost every American, and people with diabetes know just how quickly they can pile up. The cost of insulin, other medications and test strips can become overwhelming. Diabetes Forecast has the Rx for prescription price woes and provides recommendations on how you can save.
No Time? No Problem: It’s one of the most frequent excuses for avoiding a workout being too busy. Yet, getting the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity almost every day is so important to your health. But you don’t have to do it all in one stretch. Diabetes Forecast provides real 10-minute workouts to do three times a day to improve your health. You’ll be on your way to a half hour of exercise before you know it.
Selling Lies? The number of companies using diabetes-related marketing to sell their pills, tonics and ointments has been on the rise. Learn more and read Diabetes Forecast’s account of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s crackdown on products it says are being illegally marketed 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)