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 »
You may remember the big headlines two years ago when PWD tech expert Jay Radcliffe gave a presentation at a hacker’s conference detailing what he perceived to be a real cybersecurity threat for medical devices. The media gobbled up the juicy story about he was able to tamper with his own Medtronic insulin pump — though most level heads within the Diabetes Community saw this as mostly a publicity stunt and not a practical concern,…Read more »
What if a once-a-week injection could stave off long-term diabetes complications like nerve, kidney and eye damage? And what if that shot, not too different than giving yourself a dose of insulin, was something you could have done in a routine doctor’s visit at the same time they’re measuring blood pressure, cholesterol, and other in-office blood checks?
Wouldn’t you jump at the chance?
A small San Diego, CA-based biopharmaceutical company called Cebix wants people with…
There’s a new “teen with diabetes” on the block.
Yes, the biggest diabetes conference aimed at children and families living with type 1 just turned 13 this past week, and just as for any person with diabetes (PWD), hitting this stage of life is an exciting time with a lot of change in the air.
The annual Friends For Life Conference took place July 9-14 at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL, bringing in…
As you may have heard, some Diabetes Online Community (DOC) advocates have started a social media campaign calling for better accuracy requirements on blood sugar meters and strips.
The campaign is called Strip Safely.
We touched on this issue in a recent post, but we wanted to officially take part in this initiative’s letter-writing campaign to decision-makers on this topic. That’s the FDA, Congress, and other “powers-that-be” who weigh in on this matter.
Here’s what…Read more »