Game Changers in the Fight to Stop Diabetes® in the October Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine

Alexandria, Virginia
September 27, 2013

The October issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, profiles 14 superstars who are making a difference in the diabetes world. People like pro football player Kyle Love, who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and works hard each day to tackle the disease. Read about Mary Podjasek, who leads the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, which is designed to help youth with diabetes through scholarships, grants and programs. Or, diabetes champion Wendell Pierce, an accomplished actor and native of New Orleans, who developed a chain of grocery stores that provide affordable, health and quality items for residents.

Diabetes Forecast also talks with rap superstar Lil Jon, who raised $195,000 for the American Diabetes Association. After his mom, who was living with type 2 diabetes, had a stroke, the rap superstar realized he had been in the dark about diabetes, its complications and risk factors. Determined to push diabetes awareness, he used his platform on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, choosing the Association as his charity of choice. Learn more about his big effort in this month’s issue.

The October issue of Diabetes Forecast also includes the following:

  • Shopping for Insurance: One of the central components of the Affordable Care Act is the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace, an online resource where people can compare plans and purchase health insurance. Learn about how to access these marketplaces in each state, and how to use the Marketplaces to buy insurance and determine eligibility for financial assistance.
  • Cold and Flu Tips: Being sick can sometimes present diabetes control challenges. As cold and flu season is quickly approaching, learn about the sick-day rules for what to do when you are feeling under the weather to ensure blood glucose levels stay safe and put you on the road to recovery.
  • Quick Meals from Your Freezer: Fresh food is possible from the freezer! Diabetes Forecast provides recipes which pair frozen foods with pantry products to whip up quick and easy main dishes.

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)