Good Health, Head to Toe

Alexandria, Virginia
March 27, 2014

Whether you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes or have years of experience, sometimes it helps to get back to basics. The April issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, provides readers with recommended medical tests and targets, tried-and-true carb-counting tips and information on how to have a great diabetes visit with a primary care provider.

Health Head to Toe shows how good diabetes care—managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol—protects your entire body by preventing and fighting diabetes-related complications, such as gum disease, retinopathy and nerve damage. The article also features a list of lab tests and checkup essentials that readers can take to their next doctor visit. A version tailored to children’s needs is also available online at

Carbohydrate counting sounds simple, but it’s often easier said than done. The article 45 Carb-Counting Tips offers ideas that work from people who track carb grams every day, from eating off smaller plates and reading nutrition labels to using free smartphone apps and requesting modifications at a restaurant.

Most people with diabetes see a primary care provider for their diabetes care. Checkup Reminders will help readers prepare for their next visit with what to bring, what to ask and what to do once you leave the exam room.

Also in the April 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast:

  • How TV’s David and Tamela Mann work diabetes care into their routine.
  • Separating fact from fiction when it comes to insulin for people with type 2.
  • Making field trips safe for children with diabetes.
  • Great breakfast recipes to fuel an energetic day.
  • Determining how weight-loss surgery shrinks blood glucose levels in people with type 2.

Diabetes Forecast has been America’s leading diabetes 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 Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)