The FDA would like to gain a better understanding of specific diseases.
Over the next five years they plan to conduct at least twenty patient meetings on a wide variety of diseases such as sickle cell, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, narcolepsy, and a handful more. But diabetes isn’t on the list… yet.
I don’t get it… Do they feel they understand diabetes well enough already?
DiaTribe, one of my absolute favorite organizations ever, has started an online petition to make the FDA aware of our desire for diabetes to be on the list (arguably, it should already be on the list). There are nearly 4,000 signatures as of now, but it’s missing yours.
Big thanks to Strip Safely for the awesome graphic.
“If the rest of the world understood the inability to actually control this disease, I think we would get a little more empathy and little less blame thrown our way.”— George Simmons, The B.A.D. Blog
DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.