SOURCE: American Diabetes Association

December 22, 2008 16:58 ET

Diabetes Forecast Publishes 2009 Special Annual Diabetes Resource Guide

Offers Comprehensive View of the Latest and Most Up-to-Date Diabetes Care Product Information

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, will ring in the New Year with the release of its special 2009 Resource Guide. The annual Guide provides consumers with a comprehensive overview of diabetes products to help them get the most out of their diabetes care.

The Resource Guide includes special sections on topics such as:

  • New Products: Fresh offerings this year include blood glucose monitors, an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor.
  • Medications for Type 2: This overview of oral agents for type 2 diabetes includes a chart comparing the six classes of diabetes pills.
  • Insulin: Everything you need to know about insulin, along with pens, infusers, injection aids, and aids for people with disabilities. Plus: the other injected drugs for people with diabetes.
  • Insulin Pumps: A quick buying guide that includes a detailed listing of the six pumps currently on the market, along with pump-related supplies.
  • Glucose Monitoring: To help you in your hunt to find the best monitor, this section provides a few helpful things to look for and a side-by-side comparison of different meters and lancets.
  • Treating Low Blood Glucose: Tablets, gels, and injections -- learn more about products that can assist you when your blood glucose goes low.
  • Ketone Testing: When, how and why you should test, with a chart of what tests are on the market.
  • Plus: expanded listings, only online: This year, you'll find guides to syringes and related products, injection aids, pen needles, jet injectors, and A1C tests, plus a listing of manufacturers and distributors, online at http://forecast.diabetes.org.

Also in the January 2009 issue of Diabetes Forecast: What is cholesterol, what does it do for you, and how can you better manage your cholesterol levels? An introductory piece about the different types of cholesterol and what they mean to you and your diabetes management. Includes tips on lifestyle changes and medications to treat high cholesterol levels.

In addition, this issue of Diabetes Forecast brings you stories about:

  • Creating your own spa in your kitchen -- with recipes that draw on the light and delicious style used by spa chefs that are both healthy and tasty.
  • The American Diabetes Association's recommendations for health reform -- just in time for the new White House Administration.
  • The American Diabetes Association's latest book: a month-to-month guide to your first year with diabetes.

Diabetes Forecast has been America's leading diabetes magazine for 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 against the deadly consequences of diabetes 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, its 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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