Visually Impaired Have Options When it Comes to Blood Glucose Monitors
Every year, an estimated 24,000 diabetics experience blindness due to their condition. That number doesn’t even take into account those with minor to moderate vision loss. Once those numbers are factored into the equation, it becomes easy to see why diabetes is one of leading causes of vision impairment in America. It’s also why companies like Prodigy® Diabetes Care have come up with blood glucose monitors for the visually impaired.
One of the blood glucose monitors manufactured by the company is the Prodigy Voice®. The fully audible device is a modest 2” x 5”x 6” and weighs less than 11 ounces. Designed for alternate site testing, it features volume control capabilities, an ear phone jack, repeat button and set button. Together, they enable visually impaired diabetics to set-up the monitor, test and obtain their blood sugar readings with the utmost of confidence and privacy.
They aren’t the only great design features associated with the Prodigy Voice®. It also sports a USB data port, strip-eject button, 450 reading storage capacity, dead battery voice alert and an automatic turn on feature. In most instances, the blood glucose monitor also comes with complimentary diabetes management software, a carrying case, log book and start-up materials.
It is also important to know that because of all the features we mentioned earlier, the meter has already received two distinguished awards. One of them was granted by the National Foundation of the Blind and the other came courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind. Both organizations frequently review diabetes testing supplies that are designed for sensory impaired individuals.
As we alluded to previously, the Prodigy Voice® is not the only blood glucose monitor option available to diabetics either. There are other audible devices too. Among them are Biosense Medical Devices’ SOLUS V2 and ForaCare®’s V20. To learn more about these and other blood glucose monitors designed to compensate for a diabetic’s vision loss, please contact us toll-free at (866) 422-4866 FREE.