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Diabetes Management for the Low Vision Client

presented by Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV

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Financial: Marlene Snow receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


 Non-Financial: Marlene Snow has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States. Each of us plays a role in helping our clients to manage their diabetes. For those with vision impairments, managing of diabetes becomes even more difficult. This class will give you information to assist your clients in becoming more independent with monitoring, administering medications, and managing their diabetes. You will also learn how diabetes will affect the treatment choices you make during therapy. This course appropriate for anyone on the intra-professional team.

Meet Your Instructor

Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV

Marlene graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy. She began working in the low vision field in 2007 and has worked in various settings, including university practice, nonprofit, and now private practice. Marlene received her master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in…

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1. Occupational Therapist’s Role in Diabetes Management and Eye Conditions Associated with Diabetes

Diabetes management is a role in which OT naturally fits. We see clients in their natural environment and can make meaningful changes to help them cope with diabetes.

2. Healthy Eating, Medication, and Monitoring

OTs often focus on meal preparation and helping our patients to live healthy lives. Training patients with diabetes involves some special training for the generalist OT.

3. Adaptive Ways of Managing Diabetes

As OTs, we are constantly adapting activities for our patients. Diabetes management is no different. This portion will cover ways to adapt treatment for patients with diabetic problems.

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