Did You Know?
- If you or a loved one hasjust been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you’re not alone. Approximately 1.25 million people in the United States are living with the condition, including names you may recognize such as pop star Nick Jonas, former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, country music singer Eric Paslay and Olympic swimmer Gary Hall, Jr. Get four expert tipsforstarting your journey with T1D on page 38.
- Beans, beans, good for the heart… Beans cause gas due to the presence of a complex sugar known asraffinose that the body hastrouble digesting. Soaking dry beans overnight in a pot of water may help reduce this uncomfortable side effect, as can opting for canned beans. Learn more about members of the legume family on page 21.
- Are you living with thyroid disease? You’re in good company. Data from the American Thyroid Association indicatesthat roughly 20 million Americans have some form of the condition. Celebritiesincluding actresses Kim Cattrall and Zoe Saldana, track and field star Gail Devers and rapper Missy Elliott are among the ranks of those managing thyroid conditions. Learn more about dealing with thyroid disease and diabetes in“When Two Endocrine Disorders Meet”(page 29).
- The fitnessindustry generated more than $30 billion in the United Statesin 2018,saysthe International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, and it has been growing by 3% to 4% per year each of the past 10 years. Looking for waysto buck the trend and work movement into your routine on the cheap? Check out the tips in“Minimalist Training: Doing More With Less”(page 18) and“Saving Money on Exercise
- According to the National Kidney Foundation, approximately 37 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease, including 35% of people age 20 or older with diabetes. Ninety percent don’t know they have it. Controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure can help prevent orslow the condition. For more steps on maintaining your kidney health, see“Managing Diabetic Kidney Disease”(