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    February is Low Vision Awareness Month

    Posted on February 1, 2010 by in Featured

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  To help shed light on the subject, throughout the entire month of February, The Aging Suite will be discussing low vision topics.  We’ll also feature low vision devices in our Technology in The Suite. It is estimated that one in 28 Americans age 40 and older are affected by […]

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    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by in Featured

    It’s estimated that 40 to 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of Diabetic Retinopathy.  Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by damage to the retina.  It is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the US.  With Diabetic Retinopathy, blood vessels may leak or new blood vessels can grow on the surface of […]

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  • Talking blood glucose monitor

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by in Technology in the suite

    It’s crucial for a diabetic to know their blood sugar levels.  A talking blood glucose monitor makes monitoring your blood sugar easy by speaking your numbers.  They are especially beneficial for individuals with low vision or blindness.  In fact, with proper documentation from your ophthalmologist, Medicare Part B and some private insurance policies will cover […]

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    November is National Diabetes Month

    Posted on November 1, 2009 by in Featured

      November is National Diabetes Month It’s estimated that 23.6 million people in the US have diabetes.  17.9 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease and another 5.7 million are unaware that they are diabetics.  November is National Diabetes month.  The American Diabetes Association has a national movement this month to Stop Diabetes. In […]

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