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National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place,
Baltimore, MD 21230

(410) 659-9314

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39.2690818, -76.6100675

Contact Information

(410) 659-9314

Who We Are

The Diabetes Action Network, a division of the National Federation of the Blind, is a support and information network for all diabetics, especially those who are blind or losing vision. They reach out to fellow diabetics who may be finding it difficult to cope with problems that accompany diabetes, and also provide support and information to interested persons. Discussions are held covering all aspects of living with diabetes. The principal medium of the support network is the free quarterly news magazine, "Voice of the Diabetic". Subscribe Online here.

Diabetes resources are also available to help blind diabetics and those losing their vision to self-manage their diabetes and continue to be independent. Some equipment (i.e. audio output devices) have been adapted for the blind. By using alternative techniques and products, the blind can and do accurately draw up insulin, monitor blood glucose levels, etc. They can control their diabetes as efficiently as do their sighted peers.

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults.

Who We Serve

Languages Spoken
Service Area(s)
Alexandria City
Arlington County
Clarke County
Fauquier County
Loudoun County
Manassas City
Manassas Park City
Prince William County
Spotsylvania County
Stafford County
Warren County

Cost & Payment Methods

Fee Structure
No Fee

Age Requirements
No Age Requirement
Other Eligibility Criteria
Visually impaired with Diabetes, Individuals interested in learning and supporting others

Available 24/7
Additional Availability Comments
Join support group and subscribe to magazine at the National Federal of the Blind website.

Self Refer
Intake Contact
Marc Maurer