Diabetic Living - Spring 2011

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2011-02-12 17:41:02 -0600
Started 2011-02-11 19:51:11 -0600

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.

5 replies

RockyMtnGal 2011-02-12 17:41:02 -0600 Report

I do visit their website periodically and get their e-mail notifications. As much as I love this site, theirs is comparable. Didn't think about their FB page. I will head there now! :)

veggie1962 2011-02-12 10:04:45 -0600 Report

I like this magazine the best of all the major diabetic magazines. it seems to have a very practical approach and it offers practical tips from other people with diabetes. I think it helps that the editor is a type 1. Also, the recipes are great. Loved this issue as it offered numerous gluten free subs for the baked goods recipes.

re1ndeer 2011-02-11 22:32:18 -0600 Report

I also, subscribe to Diabetic living, just received my issue today, really didn't get a good chance to look at it yet. Now that you have peaked my interest I'm going to read it tonite.

RAYT721 2011-02-11 22:35:46 -0600 Report

I wish it were a monthly publication because there are so many interesting articles and information in the magazine … I think it's what we all need: down to earth and non-technical writing about diabetes and topics that relate to us as parents, children, professionals, students, friends, and to ourselves.

re1ndeer 2011-02-11 23:12:31 -0600 Report

I agree, it would be nice to be a monthly issue. I saw it on the news stand, about 2 months ago, and I decided to get the subscription. Best money I spent.