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  1. Bennet
    Bennet July 11, 2013 at 6:32 am | | Reply

    Thanks Mike!

    Love it.

    Love the letter I will link it off the StripSafely letter page.

  2. Judi
    Judi July 11, 2013 at 6:54 am | | Reply

    And isn’t this a much more worthwhile way for the FDA to spend its time and money than investigating lancets!

  3. McGeorge Bros
    McGeorge Bros July 11, 2013 at 11:38 am | | Reply

    i would think that in this time and age we could have more accurate meters for those who are effected by diabetes.

  4. mcityrk
    mcityrk July 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm | | Reply

    Hi Mike-

    Well thought out cogent discussion. However, one devil’s advocate question for you. Assuming this program recieves proper implementation, what happens if the trend over the next two years is that all or at least most of the lower cost strip providers get nicked with sufficient QC failures to get driven from the business. Then you might get left with only major players who perceive they have a “value-added” product with little competion and thus can choose to drive up prices?? How would this intersect with the continuing increase in the number of people who need to use strips and the insurance or government payers who are fighting like crazy to minimize costs??

  5. John Ward
    John Ward July 12, 2013 at 6:35 am | | Reply

    I love your important and serious point and the way you have expressed this:- “In an age of smartphones and tablet computers, those of us living with diabetes are forced to use glucometers and strips that are the equivalent of using dial up rotary phones and Commodore 64 computers — and we have no way of knowing whether the call is going through or the computer is even saving our data.”

    Valid and needs to be addressed

  6. Donna
    Donna July 12, 2013 at 10:48 am | | Reply

    Hi Mike,

    Do you know where I can find the FDA’s current accuracy requirements as well as their new requirements? I heard that the accuracy is now at 20% and is thinking of moving down to 10%…but I can not seem to find the documentation anywhere.


  7. Sue Marshall
    Sue Marshall July 13, 2013 at 3:12 am | | Reply

    Hi, I’m also a Type 1 and am aware of issues surrounding blood test strip accuracy. I run an online magazine about diabetes and the lead feature in the last issue was all about test strips, how they work and why (essentially) they are so great and so important. Please take a look at Sue

  8. Silver Price
    Silver Price July 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm | | Reply

    On September 26, 1992, my daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since that time, we have immersed ourselves in the world of diabetes with two goals: First, to ensure that Kaitlyn has the very best tools, both medical and emotional, to manage her diabetes, and second, to dedicate our unyielding efforts in pursuit of a cure. For us, it’s not either/or: It’s both.

  9. Bonnie F. Kramer
    Bonnie F. Kramer July 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm | | Reply

    As a general rule, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that most patients with type 1 diabetes test glucose three or more times per day. Pregnant women taking insulin for gestational diabetes should test two times per day. ADA does not specify how often people with type 2 diabetes should test their glucose, but testing often helps control.

  10. Bill Stewart
    Bill Stewart July 22, 2013 at 8:32 am | | Reply

    You guys should start a CREDO campaign about this, these campaigns can be very successful. I would start it myself, but don’t have many followers… if YOU guys start one, it will really take off!

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