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Voice of the Diabetic

Vol. 21, No. 4                                                                                               Fall Edition 2006

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; email: [email protected]

Find us on the World Wide Web at: 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 is free to subscribers and members of the Diabetes Action Network (DAN). DAN membership costs $10 per year. To sign up please see the subscription form on page 25.


The Voice offices have moved to the National Federation of the Blind headquarters. Send correspondence to:

Voice of the Diabetic
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Our phone: (410) 296-7760, and email: [email protected].

We look forward to hearing from you.


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; email: [email protected].

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, email: [email protected], or fax us at (410) 296-7645. You may also visit our Web site: and click on Publications.


Big Attitude, Better Life: How One Blind Farmer Dominated Diabetes
by Fred Riggers

More Than Just Pills: A Guide to Understanding Your Diabetes Meds
by Peter J. Nebergall, PhD

Dynamic Distributor Does Her Thing

Laser Photocoagulation for Diabetic Retinopathy
by A. Paul Chous, MA, OD

Jean’s Journey: How One Woman Brought Health and Hope to Diabetics in Kenya
by Jean Suren, KRN, BSC, CDE

Ask the Doctor
by Wesley W. Wilson, MD

Louie Cheek, 98, Loves Life
by Ed Bryant

Miss Missouri Crusades For Diabetes
by Ed Bryant

Exciting New Feature: If Blindness Comes

Revolutionary Reading Technology Enhances Independence for Diabetics
by Chris Danielsen

DAN Action Report

Mindfulness in Everyday Activity
by Ann S. Williams, PhD, RN, CDE

Book Reviews
by Susan Blake, MS, RD, and Beth Howard

Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes too?

Diabetes and Irregularity are Linked, Sometimes

Ace Inhibitors May Reduce Hispanic Diabetes Risk
by Peter J. Nebergall, PhD

LYRICA: Drug Package Insert Contains Ambiguous Instructions

New Cardio-Technology Helps Detect Heart Problems Sooner

CONSUMER ALERT: Roche Recalls “Advantage” and “Comfort Curve” Strips

Team Type 1 Triumphs
by Havilah D’Agostino

Healthy Home Cooking
by Healthy Exchanges

Risks After a Stroke

Resource Roundup

Voice of the Diabetic Subscription Form


COMPLETE ISSUE (Word Document)

Making a Meaningful Gift

It’s wonderful to give and make a difference. Consider giving to the NFB Diabetes Action Network. Your generous gift will keep projects like Voice of the Diabetic alive and well.

For 21 years, our readers have depended upon the free education and encouragement we offer. Where else will they find such positive examples of diabetics succeeding despite complications? Please support our life-changing work today!

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Return to NFB Diabetes Action Network, c/o NFB Affiliate Action 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21212; (410) 659-9314 x 2335.


Posted: September 2006