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Out of Sight Gardening: Tips on Raised Bed Gardening for Individuals with Vision Loss

Out of Sight Gardening By Bill Holton, VisionAware Contributor As the snow melts and the days grow longer, it’s only natural for our thoughts to turn to springtime gardening. I do a lot of vegetable gardening, and last spring, I offered several tips for gardening with vision loss. Some of these included using bamboo stakes to mark row ends and kebab skewers to mark where you have planted seeds, so you’ll be able to


Our Readers Want to Know: Managing Diabetes Medications, Part 2 Tools for Dosing

Editor's note: Since the earliest days of VisionAware.org, questions about diabetes have consistently ranked high within the top information searches. Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, we have been highlighting vision issues related to diabetes. One of those is taking ones medications properly. VisionAware has many resources that can help you. We have highlighted some critical information about taking insulin and other diabetes medications. Also, be sure to read Part 1 on Managing Medications. Dosing Tools <img src="http://www.afb.org/image.asp?ImageID=3509" alt="Count-A-Dose insulin measurement device


Our Readers Want to Know: Managing Diabetes Medications Part 1

Editor's note: One of the many benefits associated with an online information center and website, such as VisionAware, is the ability to track readers' search terms [i.e., information readers are seeking as they search the Internet]. Since the earliest days of VisionAware.org, questions about diabetes have consistently ranked high within the top information searches. Peer Advisor and diabetes educator Audrey Demmitt, R.N., provides this helpful two-part series on what readers want to know about managing medications. Since November is


Readers Want to Know, Part 4: How Do I Help a Family Member Who is Visually Impaired?

Editor's Note: To answer questions posed by readers,we have started a “Readers Want to Know” section of the Peer Advisors Blog. This is the fourth part of that series. Question "How can I help my elderly family member accept her vision loss, and more importantly, accept help and advice on how to adapt and use resources to navigate and stay safe in her home?" Peer Advisor Lynda Jones Offers Her Personal Perspective This is a question near and dear to my own heart. For many years, I was reluctant to get help from vision rehabilitation


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