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.