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

Financial Literacy and Protection: Another Key to Independence

Editor’s note: It is important to protect oneself from financial fraud/ abuse and learn financial literacy as an individual who is blind or low vision. Amy Lynn Smith shares Lisa Lloyd’s personal story of financial abuse as well as Lisa’s tips on financial independence as an individual who is low vision. Additionally, Amy Lynn Smith … 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

What’s in a Tip? A Cane Tip that is…

Editor’s note: Have you ever wondered what the best cane tip is for an individual who is blind or low vision? The optimal tip for a long white cane depends on the environment in which it will be utilized (for example, a rough or smooth terrain), the cane technique one will utilize (for example, two-point … Continued