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For the Visually Impaired

The following Literature is available as audio recordings.

The production of these materials was made possible through the generosity of the Ohio Chapter of the American Council of the Blind, the American Association of Diabetes Educators Education and Research Foundation, Ophthalmology Education Worldwide, and Pearle Vision Foundation.

Diabetes: the Basics

Everyone who has diabetes needs basic diabetes information�enough to know what to do, when to do it, and why it�s important. Every diabetes self-management plan should include: monitoring, meal planning, physical activity, visits to diabetes care professionals, prevention of complications, and dealing with stress. Many also include oral medications or insulin. This recording includes basic information about all these topics.

This recording was created to increase access to diabetes self-management education for people who have visual impairment. All of the readers have both diabetes and visual impairment. Each one read in a format that was accessible for that individual�large print, Braille, or with the assistance of a sighted reader.

Others who could benefit from this recording include people who have dyslexia, or who prefer audio rather than visual learning, or who understand spoken English better than written English, or who listen to recordings while commuting.

Living With Diabetes And Visual Impairment

Most people who have both diabetes and visual impairment are capable of living independently and performing all their own routine diabetes self-management tasks. To do so, they need to learn low vision and non-visual tools and techniques for daily living, and for performing diabetes self-management tasks.

This recording contains information that originally appeared as a series of eight articles in the patient magazine, Diabetes Self-Management. The articles have been updated and cover basic information about rehabilitation for people with visual disabilities, specific tools and techniques for all major areas of diabetes self-management, and emotional adjustment to living with vision loss. Referral information is also included for organizations composed of people who are blind or visually impaired, rehabilitation organizations, suppliers of specialized equipment, and organizations that promote participation by people with visual disabilities in various sports.

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