After 13 years and 157 columns, this issue holds the final SCI Life column. Tiffiny looks back on the long run in a Q&A.
Q. I’m 45 and a C6 quad for 17 years. I just read Tim Gilmer’s article on diabetes that mentioned a study saying people with SCI are 2.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than the general public. Should I get a diabetes test?
Q. Recently, I’ve been prescribed a number of different medications, which left me with a three-month supply of the “unsuccessful” ones that now need proper, safe disposal. Additionally, I have accumulated outdated wheelchairs and a variety of unneeded medical supplies. There are probably people somewhere in the world who could benefit from having access to them. Are there other avenues that I might investigate?
The alternative to handing all my cash over to the government is to blow every last damn red cent.
There is no information on ‘best practices’ for our demographic – because no such group is recognized.
A look at GlideWear for men and women - undies made for especially for wheelchair users to protect skin and reduce the friction and shear that cause pressure sores.
There are countless occasions in my everyday life where it would be much simpler, and more enjoyable, to not have to get in my car. In talking with a few fellow wheelers, I found that there are a few options that can make commuting for a manual wheelchair user more functional.
Converting a bus to an accessible home on wheels.
Figuring out whether a location has the access you need can be hard. But now an internet giant — Google — is changing the game.
Since anyone can post a video, YouTube is extremely accessible for people with disabilities to create their own channels that others can subscribe to. Here are four of our faves.