Self-Care and Diabetes Management

Self-care means caring for yourself in ways that promote health and well-being. It is critical to follow a self-care plan including a routine of intentional practices designed to meet your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs and enable you to function at your best. Self-care gives you the power to nurture your body, mind, and spirit in transformative ways.

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Personal Care

Find tips for applying facial moisturizer and makeup, shaving, and carrying out additional grooming routines when blind or low vision.

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A Guide for Managing Diabetes with Vision Loss

A Guide to Caring for Yourself: The Basics Listen to Living with Diabetes and Visual Impairment—General Information Audio (audio not updated) Diabetes care is almost entirely managed by the person […]

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Tips for Managing Diabetes with Blindness/Low Vision

As explained in the Guide to Diabetes Management section, Diabetes Self-Management is organized around seven diabetes self-care behaviors, known as the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors®. In the guide, you will learn the […]

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Health and Well-Being

This series of articles, written by APH VisionAware peer advisor Audrey Demmitt, R.N., discusses techniques for eating well, exercising, sleeping, and more from a blind and low-vision perspective.

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