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?
Sep 17, '05
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
links from maxaid website:http://tinyurl.com/9l3gl
need to change "page viewed" at bottom to page 3 or 4
accu-check voicemate - english retail price: $495.00
accu-check voicemate - spanish
talking one touch basic complete diabetes monitoring system $225.00
found below info at
blood glucose meters http://www.mendosa.com/meters.htm
ed bryant has a valuable article for anyone who is visually impaired
, "talking blood glucose monitoring systems" in the spring 1999 issue of voice of the diabetic
, the diabetes action network of the national federation of the blind. the url is
most states now require health insurance providers to cover diabetes supplies, equipment and self-management training. see http://www.aadenet.org/government%20...s/mapbroch.pdf
journal of diabetes nursing: blood glucose monitoring for visually
check out the ada resource guide 2005
in the "aids for people who are visually or physically impaired" section of this guide, you will find a few "talking" products that announce, audibly, the results calculated by certain meters (see chart
). units that "speak" spanish and other languages are included.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 17, '05