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Diabetes Forecast Releases 2013 Consumer Guide

The Latest Tools for a Healthy Diabetes Lifestyle

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has published its annual Consumer Guide in the January 2013 issue. From blood glucose meters to insulin pumps, the number of products on the market can be overwhelming, so the magazine has composed a catalog of reliable information people with diabetes can use to choose the products that best meet their needs.

Highlights from this guide to diabetes management products include:

Trend Spotting: Find out what's new with diabetes products this year, including color and touch-screen blood glucose meters, smarter and friendlier devices and wireless connections. The article also features the wish list of one person with diabetes.

Health Apps: If you have diabetes, there's a chance there's an app (or several) for you. The magazine offers readers a list of 12 on-the-go tools for smartphones, in such categories as blood glucose, caregivers, fitness, kids, nutrition and well-being.

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) and Insulin Pumps: CGMs and pumps can make a dynamic duo for diabetes management, but as useful as they are, they're not for everyone. In this article, Diabetes Forecast talks to a pump and CGM user and his doctor for a look at the decision-making process while also offering a side-by-side comparison of available CGMs and pumps.

Blood Glucose Meters: This comprehensive guide lists information to help readers sort through important considerations such as cost, function, size, memory and accuracy.

Insulin Pens: A guide to insulin pens, both disposable and reusable, with important features and tips on pen needles.

Infusion Sets: Tips for keeping an insulin pump cannula or needle in place.

Aids for Insulin Users: A list of products that aim to make staying healthy easier for people with dexterity problems, vision problems or needle anxiety.

Glucose Products: Sweet sources to help treat hypoglycemia, including gels, liquids, powders and tablets.

Also in this issue:

  • A Day in the Life of Diabetes: Three stories from Denver about what it means to live with diabetes, featuring photos from Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jay Dickman.

  • Resistance Movement: A look at why type 2 diabetes may be on the rise during puberty.

  • Passage to India: Colorful, aromatic recipes featuring the lighter side of Indian cuisine.

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 (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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