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Abstract Details for Strategies and Techniques for Managing Diabetes & Visual Impairment

Effective diabetes treatment requires the consumer to engage in diabetes self-management. Those who live with diabetes know there is no negotiating its demands. When vision loss enters the picture—as it frequently does—another level of complication and risk is added to the treatment regimen. This unit provides strategies and techniques for managing diabetes in the face of vision loss. Course Objectives: - Recognize the importance of self-care and self-management in dealing with diabetes. - Identify the seven self-care behaviors for effectively managing diabetes. - Describe methods for measuring correct food portions with limited vision. - Explain why physical activity is important in managing diabetes. - Identify areas that must be monitored daily. - Describe low vision or nonvisual techniques for taking medications correctly. - Identify methods of coping with stress associated with diabetes and vision loss. - Recognize low vision or nonvisual methods for reducing risks and avoiding complications. - Identify resources for services to older adults with combined vision and hearing loss. This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit. The following are supported screen reader and browser combinations for this course: Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari) PC: JAWS and NVDA (latest version for firefox) Internet Explorer is not supported. This course was developed by the National Research and Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University.