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Article of the Week: Tools and Techniques for Visual Impairment

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Did you know that changing the color of text to create more contrast with the background—as we’ve recently done on our Web site—makes it easier to read what’s on a computer screen if you have low vision? In fact, that’s just one of many techniques that can help make daily living easier for a person with visual impairment. This article from the archives is full of tips, tricks, and information about products that can help people with low vision carry out their day-to-day tasks, including diabetes tasks.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section! Read More “Article of the Week: Tools and Techniques for Visual Impairment”

Article of the Week: Avoiding Eye Complications

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This article from the Diabetes Self-Management archives lays out prevention strategies and explains how blood glucose control, blood pressure control, and other steps can help a person with diabetes avoid eye complications.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section! Read More “Article of the Week: Avoiding Eye Complications”

Joslin Launches Free Online Diabetes Videos

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Just in time for American Diabetes Month, Joslin Diabetes Center has added a series of six free, short videos to its Web site. The series, entitled Staying Healthy with Diabetes, features expert physicians from Joslin Clinic and presents information about six important medical tests that people with diabetes should have done regularly to keep tabs on their health. These tests are the HbA1c test (or A1C test, which indicates blood glucose control over time), blood pressure test, eye exam, foot exam, kidney function test, and lipid profile (which includes cholesterol and triglycerides). Read More “Joslin Launches Free Online Diabetes Videos”

 

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