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Question:

From New Haven, Connecticut, USA:

My coworker's mother is blind and is a Type 1 diabetic. She is on a two-injection per day insulin regimen and has her syringes pre-filled because she lives alone. However, her blood glucose readings are done very infrequently because of her blindness. Is there a glucometer on the market for diabetics who are blind that gives an audible reading in addition to the digital readout?

Answer:

There are attachments for blood glucose meters, which will orally guide people through the blood testing and state the blood sugar. There are attachments available for the Diascan-S, One Touch II and Profile. There are also devices which fit over the One Touch and Profile to guide the drop of blood onto the strip. Diabetes Forecast magazine reviews products each year also.

LM

Original posting 26 Oct 97
Updated January 16, 2006

  
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