Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive



My father has lost almost all of his eyesight and we are wondering if there is a blood testing machine on the market that reads the results orally.


Your father is not alone; proliferative retinopathy has afflicted many with diabetes. There is a meter called "Freedom" which does give audio feedback. The Lighthouse for the Blind is another good resources for many assist devices. Hospital-based diabetes programs are often helpful in getting proper equipment and supplies. They are routinely visited by representatives of companies carrying related products. With new devices constantly being made, there may be several choices for your father.

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