Voice of the Diabetic

Vol. 21, No. 3                                                                                         Summer Edition 2006

Meet This Diabetic Duo: JonCarlos watches as Tom tests his blood sugar.

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: Ed Bryant, Editor, Voice of the Diabetic, 1200 West Worley, Columbia, Missouri 65203; Phone: (573) 875-8911; Fax: (573) 875-8902; email: [email protected]

Find us on the World Wide Web at: www.nfb.org/voice.htm.

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.


At the end of January, 2006, the Voice editorial office moved to larger quarters in Columbia, Missouri. We are now located at:

NFB Diabetes Action Network
1200 West Worley
Columbia, MO 65203

Our phone: (573) 875-8911, fax: (573) 875-8902, and email: [email protected] remain the same, and we look forward to hearing from you.

A Special Invitation to Advertisers

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

Today our Voice spreads encouraging news in over 355,000 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: www.nfb.org/vod/vodads.htm.


Make Me a Perfect Match: Understanding Transplant Compatibility
by Amy L. Friedman, MD, FACS and Thomas Peters, MD, FACS

Listen to the Gov


Father and Son Duo Type

2 Diabetes in Kids Doubles

Diabetes in the Classroom: Time to be Prepared
by Peter J. Nebergall, PhD

New Drug Treats Diabetic Retinopathy

Living Testimony
by Nancy J. McCrary


Exciting New Feature: If Blindness Comes

Blind Diabetics Can Draw Insulin Safely
by Ed Bryant

New Diabetes Tapes

Diabetes Self-Management Joins NFB-NEWSLINE®

New Tiny Talking Meter


Ask the Doctor
by Wesley W. Wilson, MD

Healthy Home Cooking
by Joanna M. Lund

Foot Care Plans Prevent Amputations

Letters to the Editor

Finally Found the Pump
by Bridget Toal

British NHS Refuses Exubera

Book Reviews
by Ruth Mencl, MN, RN, CDE

Recipe Corner

Resource Roundup

Voice of the Diabetic Subscription Form


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Posted: June 2006