Blog Posts by Scott Blome

How I Learned to Live with Type 2 Diabetes

By Sanho Steele-Louchart Editor's note: This is American Diabetes Awareness Month and VisionAware is featuring the extensive material we have available on diabetes and its ramifications for people with vision loss. This year's theme, established by the American Diabetes Association, is #ThisisDiabetes Campaign. Sanho Steele-Louchart's story is his "this is diabetes" contribution. Being Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes Came As a Shock The diagnosis forced me to question who I am, the choices I've made, and how well I live. I was diagnosed just before I turned 22. I went into the doctor's office with a sinus


Overcoming Assumptions: A Blind Mobility Specialist's Perspective

By Sanho Steele-Louchart Editor's note: Today's post is about overcoming assumptions people with vision loss face. Our new peer advisor, Sanho Steele-Louchart shares his experience as a blind mobility specialist. Overcoming Assumptions: A Blind Mobility Specialist's Perspective Blindness is a quality of our being. It's as integral to our identities as our nationality, language, and personality. In fact, it's often so fundamental to us that we begin to forget that we're blind. Blindness is simply a part of who we are. To the sighted, however, or to those transitioning from sightedness to blindness, blindness is often understood to mean a lack


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