Vol. 22, No. 1 Winter Edition 2007
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: [email protected]
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.
Eileen Rivera Ley
Director of Publishing
Director, Special Projects
Ann S. Williams
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
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
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: [email protected]
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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: [email protected], or fax us at (410) 296-7645. You may also visit our Web site: www.nfb.org and click on Publications.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
The Diabetes Action Network Takes Concerns to Congress
by Elizabeth Lunt
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
by Susan Blake, M.S., R.D.
COMPLETE ISSUE (Word Document)
Posted: December 2006