Are Insulin Pumps Accessible?
Darren Burton, Craig Swisher, and Mark Uslan Diabetes is a rapidly growing disease that affects nearly 17 million people in the United States, with annual costs estimated to be $132 billion. Because of the seriousness of the disease and its relation to blindness and low vision, we at AFB TECH have been investigating the accessibility and usability of the devices that are used in managing diabetes. In September 2002, we presented the results of our evaluation of blood glucose meters (“Managing Diabetes with a Visual Impairment”) by Mark Uslan, Caesar Eghtesadi, Angie Spiker, Karla Schnell, and Darren Burton) in AccessWorld to raise consciousness of the issue within the blindness community. In June 2002, we presented a more in-depth evaluation of blood glucose meters in the medical journal Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics (“Accessibility of Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons,” by Mark Uslan, Khosrow Eghtesadi, and Darren Burton) in an effort to d