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 »
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 »
Right now, the tiny needles that poke our fingers for blood sugar tests are one of the few diabetes supplies not scrutinized by FDA, which makes it easy for us to get them by the box-load without much hassle.
But that may soon be changing.
Lancets appear to be on the way to getting more regulatory review, as the FDA considers if they perhaps aren’t safe enough as currently labeled or produced. In a June…
Doesn’t it sometimes seem like we’re just swimming in circles with our diabetes, something like this…?
Ha! Thanks to the artistic talents of Jeannette Golubovic, a fellow PWD living with LADA, who works as an attorney in Texas. I guess the best we can all do is take that famous advice from Finding Nemo
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…