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Profiles of Courage in the September Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine

Alexandria, VA August 29, 2013
Contact: Lauren Gleason 703-549-1500 ext. 2622 September issue of Diabetes Forecast

Living with diabetes requires courage and determination. From a woman who is working to end her family history of diabetes to a NASCAR driver who is racing to raise awareness of the disease, the September issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, profiles inspirational stories on individuals who are making a difference in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.

Family Ties: When Ina Mendoza-Wilson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at 35 years old, her first thought was of her mother, who died of type 2 diabetes complications at the same age. Diabetes Forecast profiles Mendoza-Wilson’s work and determination to loosen the grasp that diabetes has on her and her family’s health.

Life Without Limits: Racing driver Ryan Reed is chasing his dream to become a top NASCAR driver. And, he’s doing this while taking care of his own type 1 diabetes. Reed takes a pit stop to speak to Diabetes Forecast to talk about how he has teamed up with the Association to create the new Drive to Stop DiabetesSM awareness campaign.

A New Way of Life: From couch to course, and fast food to family meals, read this inspiring profile of how three individuals have worked hard to control their type 2 diabetes through exercise and diet alone.

Additional exciting features and columns in the September 2013 issue of Diabetes Forecast include:

  • Makeover Favorite: Turkey pot pie is a comfort food classic. Our experts offer tips on how clever substitutions can keep the goodness, but with a lot less guilt.
  • Flying Forward: Getting a young adult with diabetes ready for college is a process for both parents and students. Learn about tips that can make that move easier.
  • Brain Drain: Spotting a stroke fast can prevent serious damage. Read about the signs and symptoms to look out for.
  • Food Deserts: Across America, there’s food everywhere—and yet there’s nothing to eat. Why?

Diabetes Forecast has been America’s leading diabetes consumer 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 (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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