Does the FDA Understand Diabetes?

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.

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Big thanks to Strip Safely for the awesome graphic.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…