Last week he spoke at the DTS meeting on September 9th in Washington DC. He brought a bit of humor to a very serious issue by telling the audience that the “FDA has superpowers”. He then went on to challenge the FDA to use some of those superpowers to ensure the safelty of people living with diabetes. Here is a video clip of his speech:
“THE IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY:
The DTS has announced they will develop an independent post-market surveillance testing program to ensure that blood glucose monitors and strips approved by the FDA continue to meet standards after initial clearance into the U.S. market.”
So, we are being heard. Our voices are ringing in the ears of the FDA and our representatives. We ought to be proud of the lengths we have traveled so far. But we can’t stop here.
We have to START here. We have to keep sending letters and urging our representatives and the FDA to make the changes they have agreed to consider. As Bennet said in his speech, “I want to know that my kids will wake up in the morning.” People with diabetes and our loved ones are all impacted, DIRECTLY impacted, by the numbers we see on our meters. If our meters and strip aren’t accurate, we cannot know how much insulin to take. All of our lives depend on the balanced amount of insulin and sugar. We need accuracy to live.
Because we need you to fight for test strip accuracy:
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