12 People to Know in the Diabetes World

Alexandria, Virginia
September 29, 2014

October issue of Diabetes Forecast magazine profiles people truly making a difference

Sierra Sandison launched a wave of diabetes pride when she visibly wore her insulin pump while competing in—and winning—the Miss Idaho pageant in July 2014. A photo of Sandison striding proudly across the stage became an Internet sensation and garnered her plenty of new fans as she went on to the Miss America pageant a couple months later. Sandison is one of the many all-stars featured in the October 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association.

In People to Know 2014, readers will get to know 11 other noteworthy people in the diabetes world—some well known, others new on the scene. From actor Derek Theler of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” to U.S. Representative Tom Reed of New York, the list includes athletes, entertainers, community organizers, researchers, entrepreneurs, advocates, educators and more.

As varied as their professions may be, there’s a unifying factor: All are making lives better for those affected by diabetes. The profiles are written by big names in the diabetes community, further proving that there are countless people involved in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.

Also in the October 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast:

  • The benefits and risks of drinking alcohol.
  • What do 1,600 healthful calories look like?
  • How DiabetesSisters helps women find support.
  • The do’s and don’ts of fasting with diabetes.
  • Satisfying side dishes inspired by American Indian foods.

Diabetes Forecast has been America’s leading diabetes magazine for more than 65 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)