Thrilling Tales in the May Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine

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Anna Baker
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Alexandria, Virginia
April 29, 2014

Being in control of blood glucose levels and prepared for emergencies is part of everyday life for people with diabetes. This is especially true for those who engage in extreme sports. The May 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, profiles several individuals whose sense of adventure proves that diabetes doesn’t have to hold you back.

People with diabetes aren’t immune to the lure of adventure. In Big-Time Rush, readers will meet five everyday people with diabetes who seek their thrills in extreme ways, including a woman who has sailed solo around the Florida Keys and a BMX racer who treats highs and lows while at the track. They manage to enjoy these activities to the fullest while also caring for their diabetes, whether that means carrying extra supplies or delivering insulin more often.

Hockey players have to pay attention to a lot of numbers: time on the clock, weight lifted, sprints skated, shots blocked and goals scored. B.J. Crombeen, 28, has an even more important number on his mind: his latest blood glucose reading. With Reaching Goals, Diabetes Forecast describes how this Tampa Bay Lightning player, who has lived with type 1 diabetes since age 9, is determined to stay on the ice, with the support of his teammates and good diabetes management.

Also in the May 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast:

  • The next generation of insulins in development—including some varieties that may not need to be injected.
  • Tips for avoiding food-related illness.
  • An inside look at the technology behind continuous glucose monitoring.
  • 5 rare kinds of diabetes that don’t play to type.
  • How the Association works with the Transportation Security Administration to advocates for travelers’ rights.
  • A light and lovely Mother’s Day lunch menu.

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.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.