Diabetes Assistive Devices for Patients with Functional Impairments
- Functional impairments include partial or total loss of function of a body part. Together with activity limitation and participation restriction, these three dimensions comprise disability .
- Blindness is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as best corrected visual acuity worse than 20/400  More broadly, vision impairment is considered the inability to see well when wearing glasses or contacts, according to the CDC . Legally blind is considered 20/200 or worse with the best corrected vision.
- Disabling hearing loss in adults is defined by the WHO as hearing loss greater than 40dB in the better-hearing ear .
- Sensory and motor deficits can lead to other functional impairments, such as reduced mobility or fine motor skills.
- Fortunately there are many tools for the management of diabetes in patients with visual, hearing, and motor disabilities.
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Last updated: January 13, 2021
Gavigan, Colleen, and Rita R Kalyani. "Diabetes Assistive Devices for Patients With Functional Impairments." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2021. Johns Hopkins Guides, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547213/all/Diabetes_Assistive_Devices_for_Patients_with_Functional_Impairments.
Gavigan C, Kalyani RR. Diabetes Assistive Devices for Patients with Functional Impairments. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2021. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547213/all/Diabetes_Assistive_Devices_for_Patients_with_Functional_Impairments. Accessed June 1, 2023.
Gavigan, C., & Kalyani, R. R. (2021). Diabetes Assistive Devices for Patients with Functional Impairments. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547213/all/Diabetes_Assistive_Devices_for_Patients_with_Functional_Impairments
Gavigan C, Kalyani RR. Diabetes Assistive Devices for Patients With Functional Impairments [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2021. [cited 2023 June 01]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547213/all/Diabetes_Assistive_Devices_for_Patients_with_Functional_Impairments.
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