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

Healthy Vision Month: Learn About Age-Related Eye Conditions

It’s Older Americans Month as well as Healthy Vision Month. This year’s Healthy Vision Month focus is on protecting vision together as a family and finding out about resources for access to eye care. In preparation for Healthy Vision Month, Dr. Sefy Paulose recently updated our eye conditions section, and Dr. Paulose will be presenting … Continued

Accessible Devices for Managing Medications with Low or No Vision

by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES Editor’s note: Please join us for our upcoming webinar on Resources for Managing Medications with Low or No Vision, January 19, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. eastern. Please register. ACVREP credit will be offered.   Effectively Managing Medications If you have a chronic disease, like diabetes, effectively managing … Continued

November is Diabetes Month

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are critical to prevent vision  loss.  During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) encourages you to learn how people with diabetes can protect their vision.   VisionAware provides you with information on managing your diabetes, including if you have vision loss through diabetic … Continued

Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes Medications Can Help Improve Your Health

by Kim Ladd, RN, CDCES, CPHQ Editor’s note: For National Diabetes Month, the VisionAware is offering a three-part series on diabetes medications. This series offers two pre-recorded presentations on diabetes medications along with a virtual webinar Q&A “chat” with presenter and Diabetes Educator, Kim Ladd, about the information she shares in Parts 1 and 2 of this series. The live Q&A will be held on November 17 … Continued