Staying on Top
Even Heart Attacks
and Retinopathy
Can’t Keep
Craig Cohen Down

Vol. 23, No. 2
Spring Edition 2008

Sleep Troubles Could be Serious

Understanding Pacemakers

Voice of the Diabetic Logo and Craig Cohen standing on a mountain top.


Voice of the Diabetic Logo

Eileen Rivera Ley

Elizabeth Lunt

Suzanne Shaffer

Lynn Baillif
Gail Brashers-Krug
Gary Scheiner
Ann S. Williams

Thomas Ley

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Voice of the Diabetic is the only national publication that focuses on making life with diabetic complications less complicated. Published quarterly by the NFB Diabetes Action Network (DAN), Voice of the Diabetic has a circulation of 330,000 copies. Since 1985, diabetic consumers, families and health care providers have been returning to the Voice for insight and inspiration. Voice of the Diabetic is available in print, four-track audio cassette, e-mail and on the Web at

Our Mission: The NFB Diabetes Action Network educates, empowers, and inspires people living with diabetes and its complications. We share the National Federation of the Blind’s “can-do” philosophy, through Voice of the Diabetic magazine, volunteer peer support, and advocacy for accessible diabetes technology. Together, we challenge one another to live our best and fullest lives.

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 2008 Diabetes Action Network, National Federation of the Blind. ISSN 1041-8490






Staying on Top
Even heart attacks and retinopathy can’t keep Craig Cohen down
by Elizabeth Lunt

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Pumper’sVoice: Foul-Weather Pumping Strategies for managing during illness
by Gary Scheiner

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Pacemaker Primer: What You Need to Know
Implantable devices keep your heart beating smoothly
by Thomas Ley
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Healthy Home Cooking: Spring greens and salads
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If Blindness Comes
Log on and take control
At, you and your health
care team can learn from your records

by Thomas Ley

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Coping with Convention Meals
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Diabetes Action Network Seminar
by Ed Bryant
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Laugh and Learn
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DAN Profile: Mike Freeman, Second Vice-President
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Will You Need Dialysis at Convention?
by Ed Bryant
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NFB State Conventions for Spring of 2008
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What Does the News About the ACCORD Study Mean to You?
Reasonable blood glucose targets are still important. Ask your Doctor

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To Sleep, Perchance To Dream
Sleep apnea can threaten your diabetes control
by Ann S. Williams

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DASH to Control Your Blood Pressure
Keep track of your numbers and watch your diet for optimal control of blood pressure and sugar
by Lynn Baillif
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Understanding Heart Conditions
A glossary of terms that you may have heard about your heart, its condition and treatment
by Thomas Ley
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Resource Roundup Listen now Download mp3
Ask the Doctor
Control your cholesterol levels for better heart health
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Posted: April 2008