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 »
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 »
There’s a lot of renewed chatter about glucose meter accuracy in diabetes tech and regulatory circles right now — and not just the usual complaints about why the FDA doesn’t require a higher level of accuracy for approval of new products.
Even though the FDA is (finally) considering tightening standards on meter accuracy requirements, new studies are showing that our meters are not even meeting the existing standards over time, in the years that we…
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