Diabetes Self-Management Blog

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun holding a series of patient meetings to better understand a variety of conditions, ranging from narcolepsy to fibromyalgia to irritable bowel syndrome. Diabetes, however, is not currently on the list of illnesses to be discussed.

In order change this, the Web site diaTribe has started an online petition where people can voice their support of the FDA sponsoring a patient meeting on diabetes.

According to the petition,

New therapies need to be investigated, tested, and brought to market, and as part of that process, the FDA must understand the daily challenges that patients face.

We need to tell our story to the FDA: about the need for accurate strips, more physiologic insulin, a broader range of drugs, and the Artificial Pancreas.

Our voices need to be heard.

To learn more, and to register your support, see the petition on Change.org.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

POST A COMMENT       
  

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our commenting system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve them.


What We're Reading
Diabetes Self-Management Readers' Poll: Cholesterol Checks (12/15/14)
Find Out How Much You Know About Diabetes and Alcohol (12/11/14)
Researcher Ed Damiano Lectures on the Bionic Pancreas (12/09/14)
Diabetes Self-Management Readers' Poll: Metformin (12/04/14)

 

 

Disclaimer of Medical Advice: You understand that the blog posts and comments to such blog posts (whether posted by us, our agents or bloggers, or by users) do not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. The opinions and other information contained in the blog posts and comments do not reflect the opinions or positions of the Site Proprietor.