01:56pm Sunday 20 August 2017

Summer Fun, at Home and on the Road

Summertime means family vacations, sleep-away camp and backyard barbecues—but if you don’t plan ahead, it can also mean sunburn and hassles at the airport. The May issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, serves as a complete guide to summer sun and fun for people living with diabetes.

Bon Voyage: When traveling, people with diabetes need to fit medications, equipment, doctors’ notes and more in their suitcases—then be prepared to get that precious cargo safely to and from their destination. This article offers expert travel tips, including a checklist for what to pack, how to stay safe in foreign countries and an overview of transportation security rights for people with medical conditions, so readers can enjoy vacations to the fullest.

Bright Ideas: Retinopathy, neuropathy and other diabetes complications can intensify the harmful effects of the sun, as can taking certain medications. These nine easy steps will help sun worshippers with and without diabetes catch some rays without regrets.

Happy Campers: The Association has hosted day and sleep-away camps for children with diabetes for decades, providing a place where kids can gain knowledge about the disease, become more independent and form lifelong bonds with peers. Camps are offered throughout the country, with some still enrolling participants for summer 2012.

Additional exciting features and columns in the May 2012 issue of Diabetes Forecast include:

•    A thorough guide to common health insurance policy terms relevant people with diabetes.
•    A personal profile of well-known endocrinologist Steve Edelman, MD, founder of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD).
•    Do people with type 2 diabetes really benefit from self-monitoring their blood glucose?
•    Understanding portion sizes—and knowing how to spot them at home and when eating out.
•    How to cope when a young adult with diabetes leaves home.
•    Four cooking techniques for crispy, crunchy food with less fat and fewer carbs.

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.

 

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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