StripSafely is the ultimate grassroots patient advocacy initiative. Basically, some leaders in the diabetes community got together, created a logo and website, and started shouting from the social media rooftops about a letter-writing campaign calling on authorities to crack down on the accuracy of glucose test strips. In particular, the call is for better "post-market inspection of the accuracy expected" in order to ensure our safety, especially when making insulin dosing decisions based on test…Read more »
The Diabetes Community has been known to grumble about the FDA once or twice before.
OK, fine. We've griped A LOT about the federal agency in how it handles diabetes drug and device reviews.
They don't approve devices fast enough. Why don't they have more stringent requirements for glucometer accuracy? They aren't asking the right questions. They aren't listening to the patient side of the coin enough. What gives?
But finally, they're making moves to…
Wow! We're excited to welcome not one, but three senior FDA officers as joint guest posters here at the 'Mine today. All three of these individuals attended and participated in the recent 2012 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, which we hosted at Stanford University on Nov. 16.
Dr. Alberto Gutierrez gave an opening talk titled "How Different Constituencies Can Work Together to Improve Technology Tools for Diabetes Care" (slides here); Stayce Beck participated in our "Data and…