Stepping Forward: Neuropathy Survivor Leaves Pain Behind

Voice of the Diabetic

Vol. 22, No. 1                                                                                         Winter Edition 2007

John Cheadle does some carpentry work around the house.

Voice of the Diabetic, published quarterly, is the national magazine of the Diabetes Action Network of the National Federation of the Blind. It is read by those interested in all aspects of diabetes and blindness. We show diabetics that they have options regardless of complications. We know that positive attitudes are contagious.

Send news items, change of address notices, and other magazine correspondence to: Voice of the Diabetic, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230; phone: (410) 296-7760; e-mail: editor@diabetes.nfb.org

Find us on the World Wide Web at: www.nfb.org and click on Publications.

Copyright 2006 Diabetes Action Network, National Federation of the Blind. ISSN 1041-8490

Note: The information and advice contained in Voice of the Diabetic are for educational purposes, and are not intended to take the place of personal instruction provided by your physician, or by your health care team. Discuss any changes in your treatment with the appropriate health professionals.


Voice of the Diabetic

Eileen Rivera Ley
Director of Publishing

Elizabeth Lunt
Editor

Suzanne Shaffer
Art Director

Ed Bryant
Editor Emeritus

Gail Brashers-Krug
Director, Special Projects

Ann S. Williams
Contributing Editor

Tom Rivera Ley
Manager, Special Projects


Ed Bryant, our longtime editor, retired in 2006. Ed’s tireless efforts at the Voice over the past 21 years brought us to where we are today and we at the National Federation of the Blind thank him for his service. Look for an article on Ed and his work in our spring issue.


Voice of the Diabetic is published quarterly by the Diabetes Action Network (DAN) of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). It is read by over 320,000 diabetics and their care-givers who know that with the right information and support, no diabetic has to feel helpless or hopeless, regardless of medical complications. Voice of the Diabetic is available in print, audio, and e-mail versions and is the only magazine that focuses specifically on making life with diabetic complications a lot less complicated.

Voice of the Diabetic: Educate, Empower, Inspire.

Voice of the Diabetic
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230; phone: (410) 296-7760
www.nfb.org, click on publications

E-mail:
News items: editor@diabetes.nfb.org
Subscriptions & change of address: subscribe@diabetes.nfb.org
To distribute free copies: distribute@diabetes.nfb.org
To advertise: ads@diabetes.nfb.org

Note: The information and advice contained in Voice of the Diabetic are for educational purposes, and are not intended to take the place of personal instruction provided by your physician or by your health care team. Discuss any changes in your treatment with the appropriate health professionals.

Copyright 2007 Diabetes Action Network, National Federation of the Blind. ISSN 1041-8490


DISTRIBUTORS Welcome

We are happy to provide extra copies of Voice of the Diabetic to volunteers who want to help spread our message of hope for those at risk of diabetic complications. Each quarter thousands of distributors display the Voice in clinics, libraries, pharmacies, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and throughout their communities.

Help educate, empower and inspire those with diabetes. Volunteer to distribute today. Please contact us at: 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230; phone: (410) 296-7760; e-mail: distribute@diabetes.nfb.org.

NOTE: Please provide a phone number so we can reach you.


A Special Invitation to Advertisers

Voice of the Diabetic is the nation’s only magazine devoted to helping consumers at risk for complications of diabetes.

Today our Voice spreads encouraging news in more than 321,158 copies. Join our Voice so subscribers can hear your message loud and clear.

Call (410) 296-7760, e-mail: ads@diabetes.nfb.org, or fax us at (410) 296-7645. You may also visit our Web site: www.nfb.org and click on Publications.


INSIDE THIS ISSUE

In Memory: Karen Mayry

Support and Advocacy for Diabetic Complications: Blindness, Kidney Disease and Amputee Groups Team Up
by Gail Brashers-Krug

The Diabetes Action Network Takes Concerns to Congress
by Elizabeth Lunt


FEATURE:
Stepping Forward: Neuropathy Survivor Leaves Pain Behind

by Elizabeth Lunt


Oh My Aching Hands: It May Not Be Neuropathy
by Thomas Rivera Ley

Ask the Doctor
by Phil Schrumpf, DPM

Take Care Of Your Feet And They Will Carry You For Life
by Ann S. Williams, PhD, RN, CDE


If Blindness Comes:
The Talking Blood Glucose Monitor Revolution
by Ed Bryant and Thomas Rivera Ley

Does Anyone Have a Pen?
by Thomas Rivera Ley


Book Reviews
by Susan Blake, M.S., R.D.

Recipe Corner

Resource Roundup

U.S. Senate Honors Karen Mayry

Voice of the Diabetic Subscription Form

 

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Posted: December 2006