How should I go about teaching Diabetes to the blind/visually impaired? - page 2

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How should I go about teaching a group of people who are visually impaired or completely blind? This teaching is basically to reenforce the importance of management, nutrition, and exercise to this population who have diabetes.... Read More


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    I have found a wonderful resource for my mother who is blind and also has diabetes. The company is called Advanced Diabetes Supply and they billed her Medicare for a talking glucose meter called the Prodigy Voice. Here is a link tot he meter http://www.northcoastmed.com/prodigy-voice.htm

    They also helped me teach her how to test so that she can still live independently! Oh yeah, i almost forgot. The company i mentioned above set up her meter before shipping it to her so it was very simple to teach her how to use it.
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    if they really understood the "basics" they would be less likely to have the complications. Start with survival skills.
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    How should I go about teaching a group of people who are visually impaired or completely blind? This teaching is basically to reenforce the importance of management, nutrition, and exercise to this population who have diabetes. Some of this people became visually impaired as a result of not properly managing their diabetes.

    I'm not going to touch on the whole detail of what is diabetes, symptoms, complications. They probably know that already, because remember, it is likely they became visually impaired as a result of unmanaged diabetes. But I will quickly and briefly talk about what is diabetes, symptoms, complications. But I want to focus on management, nutrition, and exercise, that's my main goal.

    I'm thinking of just talking during my teaching, but supportive materials for my teaching will be awesome, and I'd rather have that, but I dont know what I should use.

    Any advice would be good on how should I teach, what kind of materials I will use for the blind/visually impaired group?
    I think I can help here I and visually impaired and have diabetes . I also have taken diabetes class . First bring things people and fill like if you are talking about nutrition bring some of those fake plastic toy foods to show sizes . in turms of testing blood sugers call the makers of the talking meters and bring some to show people . the best lancet device for the blind is the accucheck miltciclix becouse it has drums and you do not have to touch a needle just pop it in a go .

    look at www.ILA.com and www.maxiaids.com they have spechel items for the blind to use . also any info you bring try to have it put into large print and braille . Call your states libary for the blind for info on this . you can bring a few reg. print for those that have cctvs.
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    I forgot about this , below is a like to hadley school for the blind they offer courses for both blind and nonblind the like will take you to there Diabetes: Toward Self-Management course . this is one I am thinking of taking myself .


    http://www.hadley.edu/showCourses.asp?courseid=DIA-101#


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