It certainly doesn't feel like Spring is even close to coming to Ohio but I received the quarterly Spring 2011 issue of "Diabetic Living" magazine in my mailbox the other day. I'm not big on magazines since the internet and library books pretty much keep me busy with reading, but, I look forward to this Better Homes & Gardens special interest publication. Originally I found the magazine by going through the back issues at my local library and got fired up by it. Now I subscribe and look forward to each new issue. I just wanted to share some of this quarterly issue's highlights:
The recipe index features more than fifty (50) diabetic friendly recipes including a basic recipe for vanilla cupcakes and variations to make chai spice, chocolate caramel, peanut butter swirl and strawberry-orange flavored cakes. What about the Creamy Succotash Soup or the Sweet Asian Beef Stir Fry entrees??? I've got page 89 bookmarked to try the Chicken and Mushroom Manicotti recipe. It looks like I may have found some new keeper recipes for the month(s) ahead.
I'd like to mention the Special Report: Diabetes Update article beginning on page 44. In it, Experts share what's new in research, prevention and treatment with information on how the Health Care Reform act is affecting diabetics. The article mentions a few online support resources. I intend to write to them about why I love "Diabetic Connect" and see if they'll review the site in a future edition.
The Spring issue shows some simple home exercises that can be done with a partner in the article "Buddy Up!" and reviews of various lancets and devices. Pages 27 and 29 feature simple reader contributed tips on life with diabetes. Contributors with selected and printed entries win a $25 gift card.
I'd also like to give "thumbs up" to the article "The Art of Living Well," which is a success story of a woman selected to participate in a non-profit education program called TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) in San Diego. Renee Stanton lowered her a1c from 11.6% to 7% over the course of the study. Find out what steps she's taken (literally and figuratively).
Hope that I have teased you enough to check out this awesome magazine because there are so few diabetic friendly publications like this one. You can find Diabetic Living Online on Facebook, where you'll find me as a fan.
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