[acb-diabetics] Introducing myself
dornetta at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 20:50:41 GMT 2010
Yes Mike, you are right...I don't agree with you :-) I actually use the
accucheck and soft click and they are working fine for me. I don't like
change too much because I have that it is a hassle when trying to learn new
equipment..at least my blood monitoring equipment :-)
"Just because you are blind, does not mean you lack vision"-Stevie Wonder
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
To: "Discussion list for diabetics and/or ACB issues"
<acb-diabetics at acb.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [acb-diabetics] Introducing myself
> You've gotten several answers here but I'll put my two cents'-worth in.
> Since your meter playes music, it's the original version of the Prodigy
> Voice. It has a proprietary cable that fits into the connector. The
> other end is a standard USB connector. However, for a blind user, there
> isn't much use in connecting the meter to the computer as the software to
> work with the Prodigy Voice is not accessible. To be fair, although some
> features of its software may be acccessible under some circumstances, the
> Solo V2 meters software isn't really accesible, either -- this from one of
> the persons working for BioSense, the Solo's developer. Incidentally, The
> Solo V2 is also more-or-less accessible although it doesn't give the time
> of readings from memory and has a couple of other deficiencies while also
> having the advantage that it gives actual indication of low blood or
> errors. However, you have to do the same thing you'd do with the Prodigy
> giving an anomalous reading -- test again.
> Never heard of the Fora V20. There is no accessible continuous glucose
> monitoring system at present. And, in truth, we, the blind, haven't
> actually thought much about how we'd want such readings to be presented as
> the usual meters present the stuff in graphical form.
> AS for lancets, whatever one you like is the best. I use whatever comes
> handy. The AccuChek Softklix is a good one but the one that comes with
> Prodigy Voice also works quite well.
> Some will disagree with what I shall say next: I recommend that blind
> users set their lancet devices on maximum penetration so blind persons are
> sure they have enough blood. Part of the problem is that blind persons
> don't know when they smear the blood -- what you want is for the drop of
> blood to bead up. AS I say, some will disagree but I feel the best method
> to keep this pesky problem to a minimum is to get more blood than you
> need. If the lancet doesn't sting, you're not going deep enough, I say.
> The Prodigy Voice is a bit sensitive to having its buttons inadvertently
> pushed. Best bet is to find a small pouch that fits meter, lancet device,
> strips and extra set of batteries, rather closely and put that in your
> Two suppliers of strips for the Prodigy Voice are Advanced Diabetic
> Solutions out of Atlanta, Georgia and Advanced Diabetes Supply out of
> Hope this helps.
> Mike Freeman, President
> Diabetes Action Network
> National Federation of the Blind
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dorothea Martin" <bestsinger at samobile.net>
> To: <acb-diabetics at acb.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 12:56 PM
> Subject: [acb-diabetics] Introducing myself
>> Hello, all,
>> I just joined this list and am looking forward to sharing insights with
>> all of you. I was daignosed with type 2 diabetes two months ago and am
>> learning a whole new life style and a new vocabulary to boot. I have a
>> new friend named Prodigy Voice who plays Tinker Bell music and says
>> polite and pleasant things most of the time. Where is the best place to
>> buy test strips for the Prodigy Voice? Can someone give additional tips
>> about how to get that one drop of blood out of cold fingers? Are all
>> lancets created equal? Has anyone tried the Fora V20 blood glucose meter?
>> Is it fully accessible? What about the Glucowatch or Glucoband? Is any
>> company thinking of making them talk? What kind of cable is it that fits
>> into that little hole under the rubber protector in the Prodigy Voice?
>> These are some of my questions at the moment. I would appreciate any
>> answers any of you may have. Thanks.
>> Dotty Martin
>> Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit
>> www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere.
>> acb-diabetics mailing list
>> acb-diabetics at acb.org
> acb-diabetics mailing list
> acb-diabetics at acb.org
More information about the acb-diabetics