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