Dine Outdoors this Summer with Diabetes Forecast Magazine

Alexandria, Virginia
May 29, 2014

Relaxed dining outdoors makes conversations sparkle and cares drift away. The June 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers delightful recipes with fresh ingredients that taste even better in the open air.

Take it Outside: Summer get-togethers are perfect for enjoying meals outside, in the company of friends and family. Diabetes Forecast Food Editor Robyn Webb, MS, LN, has prepared three menus to please a crowd, whether you’re planning a patio party, a picnic or a family gathering. Recipes include Al Fresco Provençal Chicken, Cilantro Shrimp Kebabs and Spinach Salad with Sherry-Orange-Currant Dressing.

Snapshot: The magazine’s new “Live and Learn” feature allows diabetes educators and people living with diabetes to share their positive experiences, challenges and successes. This month, a diabetes educator helps a man with type 2 see a true picture of his blood glucose levels by lending him a continuous glucose monitor.

The Day-Care Dilemma: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, day-care facilities and after-school programs cannot refuse to admit a child on the basis of having diabetes. And while some parents do face issues with acceptance, the tougher task is often getting child-care workers to help manage a child’s diabetes. Diabetes Forecast explains families’ rights and how to fight day-care discrimination.

Doctor Turns Patient: In this piece, a primary care doctor who treats patients with diabetes confronts her own type 1 diagnosis, and how it deepened her respect for people who live with the disease.

Also in the June 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast:

  • Actor Austin Basis, of TV’s “Beauty and the Beast,” talks show business, type 1 and what happens when the two collide.
  • Tips for creating and using a first-aid kit, including a comprehensive list of supplies and medications.
  • Exploring why spouses of people of type 2 diabetes are more likely to also develop the disease.
  • A full-body, sit-down chair workout for people who experience pain and other mobility issues.

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

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and every 21 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in 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 provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETESS (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)