The Latest Tools for Living Well with Diabetes

By American Diabetes Association

Whether you’re satisfied with your diabetes regimen or feel stuck in a rut, learning about new tools and how they can fit into your treatment plan can put you in control of your health. Every January, Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, publishes its annual Consumer Guide, a catalog of reliable information people with diabetes can use to choose the devices and products that best meet their needs.

Highlights from the January 2014 Consumer Guide include:

Top Tech on the Horizon: Take a peek into the future of diabetes care with seven in-development products poised to make waves in the diabetes world.

Blood Glucose Meters: The magazine provides information about features to help people with diabetes make an educated decision, as the best meter is one you’ll actually use. The article also explains the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current accuracy standards for meters and new requirements recently announced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which would narrow the range for acceptable blood glucose readings.

Insulin Pumps: These devices are the closest thing to a pancreas—so far. Diabetes Forecast outlines the top factors to consider when buying a pump, including the new MiniMed 530G With Enlite’s threshold suspend feature, which automatically shuts off insulin delivery for up to two hours to prevent severe hypoglycemia.

Favorite Apps: Readers share their favorite smartphone apps for logging blood glucose results, counting carbs, recording exercise and losing weight.

Ketone Test Strips: These products offer a quick and easy way to determine if you are at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious complication.

Aids for Insulin Users: A list of products that can help insulin users with dexterity problems, vision impairment and needle anxiety—and profiles of some of the clever entrepreneurs behind them.


So if you’re searching for a new product to help you manage your diabetes, be sure to check out Diabetes Forecast’s 2014 Consumer Guide for its thorough review of all the options on the market today.


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About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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