Managing Diabetes Medications If You are Blind or Low Vision: Part 6

Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, is a Diabetes Nurse Educator, APH VisionAware Peer Advisor, and author of the APH VisionAware multi-part blog series on diabetes and diabetes education. In this series, Audrey has covered how diabetes education can help lower your blood sugars and reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy, the significance of the A1c test in … Continued

Ten Tips for Exercising Safely with Diabetes: Part 5 in Series

Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, is a Diabetes Nurse Educator, APH VisionAware Peer Advisor, and author of the APH VisionAware multi-part blog series on diabetes and diabetes education. In this post, she discusses ten tips for exercising safely with diabetes. In past posts, Audrey has discussed how diabetes education can help lower your blood sugars and reduce the … Continued

Healthy Eating with Diabetes: Part 4 in a Series

Editor’s note: Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, is a Diabetes Nurse Educator, VisionAware Peer Advisor, and author of the VisionAware multi-part blog series on diabetes and diabetes education. In this post, Audrey discusses twelve general guidelines to improve eating habits with diabetes and the importance and benefits of healthy eating as part of a comprehensive diabetes … Continued

Ways to Make Monitoring Blood Sugar Easier, More Accurate and Less Costly: Part 3

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of updated posts on living with diabetes and blindness or low vision, written by Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, a Diabetes Nurse Educator and APH  VisionAware Peer Advisor. Audrey discusses the importance of developing regular and accurate blood glucose monitoring skills, which are essential for people with diabetes. … Continued

Diabetes and the Significance of the A1c Test: Part 2 in a Series

Taking Blood for A1c Test (The A1C Test & Diabetes | NIDDK (nih.gov)) Editor’s note:  For National Diabetes Month, this is the 2nd in a series of posts about managing diabetes written by Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, a Diabetes Nurse Educator and APH VisionAware Peer Advisor. In Part 1 of the series, Audrey discussed how diabetes education … Continued

Diabetes Education Can Help Lower Blood Sugars & Reduce the Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of updated posts on living with diabetes and blindness or low vision, written by Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, a Diabetes Nurse Educator and APH  VisionAware Peer Advisor. As a primer to initiate Diabetes Awareness Month, Audrey introduced this topic with an overview of diabetes from head … Continued

Managing Diabetes from Head to Toe

Editor’s note: November is National Diabetes Month, and VisionAware is updating a series of posts on living with diabetes and blindness or low vision, written by Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, a Diabetes Nurse Educator and an APH VisionAware Peer Advisor. At age 25, Audrey was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and continued to work as a nurse for 30 years … Continued

February is Retinitis Pigmentosa Awareness Month

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of inherited retinal diseases that cause progressive deterioration of the light-sensing cells in the retina, leading to significant visual impairment and blindness. There are many forms of RP and related diseases including Usher syndrome, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, and Bardet-Biedl syndrome, among others.  Symptoms and progression can vary from … Continued

Free White Cane Training at Leader Dogs for the Blind

Editor’s note: This post is the second in our series leading up to White Cane Safety Day on October 15.  Be sure to read the first: October 15: White Cane Safety Day – VisionAware. Not Just a Guide Dog School  Leader Dogs for the Blind in Michigan is dedicated to preparing people with vision impairments to travel safely and independently with either … Continued

At Your Service for 30 Years: The ADA National Network

This year is the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA National Network , formed in 1991, celebrates 30 years of service as the nation’s provider of guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The purpose of the ADA law is to prohibit discrimination against individuals with … Continued