ERIC Number: ED409700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Individuals with Diabetes Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Resource Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors.
Bryant, Ed, Ed.; And Others
Designed for vocational rehabilitation counselors, this book provides information about diabetes and treating diabetes. Much of the material previously appeared as articles in "Voice of the Diabetic" and is written not just by doctors and diabetes professionals, but also by members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Diabetes Action Network, and people with personal experiences, encouragement, and insights to share. Part 1 provides an introduction to diabetes and includes: "Myths about Diabetes: What You Tell Your Clients" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "What Is Diabetes Mellitus?" (Arturo Rolla); "Diabetic Dye Disease" (Prema Abraham); and "A Note on 'Brittle' Diabetes" (NFB Diabetes Action Network). Part 2 addresses self-management and includes: "New Dietary Guidelines for Diabetes Management" (Mimi Moore); "Review of Oral Diabetes Medications" (Peter J. Nebergall); "Diabetes and Exercise" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "About Insulin" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "Insulin Measurement Devices" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "Blind Diabetics Can Draw Insulin without Difficulty" (Ed Bryant); "I've Gotten Attached to My Insulin Pump" (Veronica Elsea); "New Insulin" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "Talking Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems" (Ed Bryant); "Non-Invasive Glucose Monitors" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "Diabetes and the Feet" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); and "Medicare Pays for Diabetic Footwear" (NFB Diabetes Action Network). Part 3 discusses current medical issues and includes: "Kidney Failure, Dialysis, and Transplantation" (Ed Bryant); "Pancreas Transplantation: Should Blind Diabetics Be Excluded?" (Francisco S. Escobar); "Arthritis and Diabetes: A Common Association" (Thomas Pressly); "Diabetes and Yeast Infections" (Diana W. Guthrie); "Hypoglycemia and How to Deal with It" (Ed Bryant); "Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "Diabetes and Men's Sexual Health" (Ed Bryant); "Diabetic Ketoacidosis" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); and "Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum" (NFB Diabetes Action Network). Part 4 focuses on employment issues and includes a series of articles by the NFB Diabetes Action Network, including: "Diabetes and the IWRP"; "Blind Diabetics at Work"; "The Use of Braille by Blind Diabetics"; "Health Insurance"; and "Scleral Shells." Part 5 addresses emotional aspects of diabetes and includes: "The Emotional Side" (NFB Diabetes Action Network); "How I Went Blind...and Then What" (Ed Bryant); and "My Transformation" (Betty Walker). An appended list relates informational resources and product resources. (CR)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Federation of the Blind Inc., Baltimore, MD.; Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision.