Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys

This special issue of EmPower Magazine is focused on The Changing Face of Diabetes Management. New research and new medications are forever changing the way that doctors and their patients approach the disease. Over the next several pages, you will see just how those changes can impact you or your loved one who is living with diabetes. You will also get a chance to see how regular people have lived extraordinary lives in spite of, or in some cases, because of their diabetes.

Starting on page 5, we will take a closer look at these medical breakthroughs, and what they mean for your treatment. That is followed by an up to date listing of the available medications so you can be informed as to just what treatment options are available to you. Of course, avoiding the complications of diabetes is one of the most important aspects of a patient’s diabetes management, so we will take a closer look at these complications and how to avoid them.

Our comprehensive review of the diabetes states begins with prediabetes. With an estimated 54 million Americans living with prediabetes, it is the largest healthcare epidemic in the United States. We will discuss the diagnosis and potential treatment of the condition, and how early intervention can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. We will take a detailed look at the impact of weight management on type 2 diabetes, and give you a chance to take the 5 Pound Challenge! You’ll also hear from a patient who has taken his struggles with type 2 diabetes and weight worldwide. We’ve even included a special report specifically on nutrition for the diabetes patient. And finally, we take a frightening look at the growing number of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Next, we discuss type 1 diabetes. We will discuss the different approach to management from type 2. We will also hear from a patient who has decided to fight her type 1 diabetes, literally!

Finally, we will give you some insight on how you can take this knowledge and make a difference. We start with an organization that is taking the power of prevention to the streets, enlisting volunteers to give free health screenings. We will also show you how to put together your own Diabetes Disaster Plan, to make sure you are prepared when disaster strikes.