Diabetes and Vision Loss Tips: Taking Medication
- Keep your medications and supplies organized, labeled, and in the same place, for ease in locating them and to prevent medication errors. Consult a vision rehabilitation therapist for help with this.
- If you use a pillbox to manage your medications, make sure you take your time and focus all your attention on filling the pillbox to help avoid medication errors.
- When removing pills from medication bottles, do it over a small towel spread out on a hard surface. If you drop a pill, the towel will prevent the pill from rolling too far and gives you a smaller surface area to search to retrieve it.
- Read the VisionAware blog Accessible Devices for Managing Medications with Low or No Vision for information on talking prescription readers.
- Check out Part 1: Consumers Want to Know: How Can I Manage My Diabetes with Vision Loss – VisionAware
- And Part 2: Consumers Want to Know: How can I Test My Blood Sugar and Give Myself Insulin When I am Visually Impaired? – VisionAware
Diabetes: The Basics – Taking Medications – VisionAware