Need help with a visually impaired patient

  1. Does anyone have any tips for how to teach a person with visual impairment how to use a blood glucose meter? The most difficult part seems to be getting the drop of blood onto the strip. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   classicdame
    The Accu-check Voicemate is at least one meter on the market that talks to the patient and is easier to to use for visually impaired. I would look for voice activated meters. Otherwise, the patient will have to learn how far from the edge the specimen has to be. Not easy.
  4. by   country mom
    Prodigy also makes a "talking" meter. Apparently, the Accucheck VoiceMate is out of production. I've posted a link to the National Federation for the Blind here for you:
    http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Talking_Blood...ors.asp?SnID=2

    Hope that helps.

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