Promises to Keep
It’s time to get going on positive health changes in 2014—the year is young, even if you’ve faltered on New Year’s resolutions. This issue offers many ways to set yourself up for success in taking care of your diabetes.
See how to shape your surroundings and your relationships to help you get and stay physically active. Expand your resources by exploring our roundup of new and tried-and-true diabetes books. Plus, learn about getting better sleep, the most meaningful screenings for heart health, and whether a carb is just a carb—or not.
To reach your own well-being victories, I also recommend plenty of inspiration. Two Olympians who’ve competed with diabetes, skier Kris Freeman and runner Billy Mills, share their amazing feats. Paramedic Daniel O’Hern celebrates a workplace victory, thanks in part to legal advocacy efforts by American Diabetes Association volunteers. And Katie Nyhoff and her “type awesome” husband, David, show that diabetes needn’t hold us back from our dreams.
Information, inspiration—we’ve got you covered. Helping each other take care of our diabetes? That’s a promise and a New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep.
Kelly Rawlings, PWD* type 1
*Person with diabetes