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Note: Resources mentioned below do not imply endorsement by the Diabetes Action Network of the NFB.

New Diabetes Podcasts from the National Diabetes Education Program!
“Living with Diabetes and Vision Loss” and “Preventing Vision Loss in Diabetes” are made for a professional audience, but interesting for the lay person as well. Hear an eye specialist and members of the National Federation of the Blind interviewed about available resources for people with vision loss and diabetes, and preventing vision loss in people with diabetes. There are many other podcasts about diabetes at the site, and the NDEP Web site at is a wealth of information about diabetes programs, with free printable information
and tips.

Portable Magnifier
The Senseview is a small, portable CCTV magnifier that makes it possible to see life’s fine details. At GW Micro, we believe in new technologies that make lives better. Our passion is developing new products and features that open up new possibilities for our customers. For more information or to find a dealer, call 260.489.3671 or visit

Prodigy Meter
Prodigy® AutoCode makes monitoring your blood glucose level easier than ever. An essential tool for the visually impaired, the audio function is also perfect for all who prefer the spoken word to a digital display. Audio prompts guide you through each step of using your meter and testing your blood, and when the test is done you hear the results. For more information visit or call 800-366-5901.

Read the Paper by PHONE with NFB-NEWSLINE
NFB-NEWSLINE makes daily newspapers and magazine accessible by phone. Users listen to the news via synthesized voice. No computer is needed and it is FREE! We now list national television listings as well! To subscribe contact: NFB-NEWSLINE, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; telephone toll-free (866) 504-7300.

Try Neuragen: fast relief from nerve related pain.
Neuragen, applied topically up to 4 times a day, works in minutes to relieve nerve pain. It is non-prescription and capsaicin free, with no disruptive side effects. Neuragen is clinically tested, and 70% of users report relief from their pain. Now available at CVS, RiteAid, and other national stores, and is brought to you by Origin Biomed.

Visionaware.Org Announces A Special Free Publication on Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy
VisionAWARE is pleased to present Are You AWARE? A Special Newsletter Issue on Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy with Debbie Sokol-McKay, OTR/L, CVRT, CDE, CLVT as guest author. Debbie holds certifications as a vision rehabilitation therapist, diabetes educator, and low vision therapist, and is a licensed occupational therapist. She provides workshops on adaptive diabetes self-management and low vision in hospital, university, and practice settings, works as an industry consultant and private practitioner, and is an adjunct instructor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Contents and Special Features:
•  An introduction to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy
•  How blood glucose levels relate to diabetes
•  The difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
•  How diabetes affects the eyes and vision
•  Detecting diabetic eye disease
•  Treating diabetes and managing your diabetes
•  Resources and links for diabetes
VisionAWARE is also pleased to offer our Special Issue Newsletter on Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy in the following formats:
•  A regular print downloadable version
•  A large print downloadable version
•  Read it online
•  How Might Diabetic Retinopathy Affect Everyday Activities? in the Vision and Services section of our regular Web site 

Contact Us:
VisionAWARE’s “Self-Help for Vision Loss” Web site contains free, practical information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers, and vision professionals.  Learn more at