After a long hiatus, I’m back at diaTribe and explaining where the hell I disappeared to:
“Diabetes is the dog I don’t like but I still have to be kind to. It barks and occasionally pees on the floor (or worse), it has chewed up at least ten of my shoes, and it jumps up and freaks out whenever the doorbell rings. And somehow it has me on a short leash. But even if I’m not into having this dog, I still have to walk it and feed it. It still needs to be cared for and protected. I am its reluctant owner, but at least it behaves when it has my attention. When it’s well-groomed and attended to, it doesn’t bite me. And becoming a parent meant I needed to protect my children from the beasts in my house (with diabetes falling into that beastly category).”
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THIS IS THE LINK TO THE SURVEY. Read below for more information on the virtual discussion between the diabetes community and the FDA, and how your input will shape that discussion, and potentially our future.
“On November 3 from 1pm-4pm EDT, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the diabetes community will host an unprecedented event to discuss unmet needs in diabetes. As a community, our job is to present the numerous challenges we as patients face each day, and we need your opinions to be a part of this discussion! Please fill out this short survey to share your thoughts on what’s important to you when it comes to living with diabetes. Your feedback will go directly to FDA and help influence the conversation on November 3.
Please answer the questions that follow as honestly as you can. Your answers could affect the way the FDA perceives unmet needs in diabetes, and ultimately, how it reviews the risks and benefits of new drugs and devices.”
THIS IS THE LINK TO THE SURVEY AGAIN. IT IS IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT AND YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND YOUR OPINIONS ARE IMPORTANT. As a community, we need to raise our voices. Please show the FDA that we are many, we are empowered, and we are loud.
Link coming soon so that you can register for the discussion, but in the meantime, please fill out the survey and share it with your DOC friends. And thanks!!
diaTribe has posted a new column about CGM in the Cloud and the why (and why not) of clouding your Dexcom data, and thanks to a lot of input from people in the diabetes community, there are a dozen different perspectives. Click over to diaTribe for a read.
And diaTribe isn’t the only site talking about CGM in the Cloud this week.
Why wait? #WeAreNotWaiting.