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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Braille Diabetic Exchange Lists and Meal Planning Information

In response to a recent query, I've put together some information for finding diabetic exchange lists and meal planning, and other diabetes information in braille. 

The Braille Group of Buffalo (New York) has braille copies of several diabetic publications, including a booklet, "Exchange Lists for Meal Planning" (1995).

call 716-689-1560.

The Braille Group of Buffalo has several other booklets available, including:

  • "101 Tips on Foot Care for People with Diabetes" (2006)
  • "First Steps in Diabetes Meal Planning" (1997)
  • "Diabetes Meals on $7 or Less" (2007)
The 1995 version of "Exchange Lists for Meal Planning" is also available from the Braille Institute of America

Contact Manolita Gonzales:
Call: (323) 663-1111 x1265

That same book's 2003 version is available from VBWI, Volunteer Braillists and Typists, Inc. 

Contact Sue Danz:


Call: (608) 233-0222.

The NFB is selling "Choose Your Foods: Diabetic Exchange Lists" (published 2008) for $10 in braille. Link:

1 comment:

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