Welcome back to another Saturday edition of Ask D’Mine, our weekly advice column on anything and everything diabetes — hosted by veteran type 1 Wil Dubois, a diabetes author and community educator. The Diabetes Online Community is just wrapping up a special Diabetes Art Day this past week focusing on test strip accuracy, and in keeping with that theme, we have a trio of questions today on the issue of how our meters and test…Read more »
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 »
Traveling with diabetes can be a daunting task for even the most experienced PWDs (persons with diabetes).
Did I pack enough needles? Is my insulin safe? Got backup prescriptions just in case? Are there doctors where I’m going who’ll accept my insurance if need be?
Yup, traveling to an unfamiliar country can be especially challenging with diabetes…
Today, we’re happy to introduce Stephanie Bradford from central Pennsylvania, a freelance writer and marketing consultant who’s been…Read more »
Now here’s an innovation we can get enthused about:
Thanks to the multi-talented Terry Keelan for continuing his If Diabetics Ran The World cartoon series, always making us smile while giving us something to think about!
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 »