Diabetes Forecast Magazine Celebrates Everyday Movers and Shakers in the Diabetes Community

Alexandria, Virginia
September 2, 2015

Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, has released its People to Know 2015 List. The list captures some of the many people who are raising awareness, providing care, developing new technology and proving that life with diabetes can be an inspiring adventure.

A preview of Diabetes Forecast's 13 People to Know:

  • Tim McGraw champions America's Diabetes Challenge, a campaign to help people living with type 2 diabetes set and reach their A1C goals. Tim, motivated by the impact diabetes has had on the lives of his friends and family, hopes to inspire people to take a proactive role in their health.
  • Nick Jonas, wearing an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, trains for physically demanding screen roles, creates Billboard hits and advocates for and defends the diabetes community via Twitter.
  • Hunter Sego advocated for legislation on safe and fair treatment for kids with diabetes in school, testifying at the Indiana Capitol at the age of 10. Now 18, Hunter continued his advocacy this year, testifying again when legislation was introduced to repeal that law.
  • Cedric the Entertainer has been the voice of the health initiative Step On Up aiming to increase awareness about diabetes-related nerve pain, which his father has battled for years.
  • The mySugr team built an app that acknowledges diabetes is sometimes a beast. The app's FDA-registered digital journal lets users defeat an animated diabetes monster by logging blood glucose readings, carb intake, medication, mood and so on.

Also in the September/October 2015 issue of Diabetes Forecast:

Slim and Fresh Snacks: Healthy snacks can be a tool to tame hunger and manage weight and blood glucose. Consider Diabetes Forecast recipes for curried almonds, chipotle hummus and roasted-garlic guacamole with endive scoops when you're looking for a calorie-smart snack that is anything but ordinary.

Thrive Guide: Headed to college—new places, faces and thrills—with diabetes along for the ride? Recent grads and current students from the College Diabetes Network compiled a guide for young adults. Their been-there-done-that suggestions cover how to find support on campus, deal with diabetes burn out, drink responsibly and stick up for your rights.

Tenacious D: Type 2 diabetes is progressive. Treatment that once worked may no longer be effective in controlling blood glucose. Dive into what happens to a body with insulin resistance as insulin-producing beta cells fail—and what you can do about it today.

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)