Category: Advocacy (Page 2)

The True Cost of Diabetes and Preventing It: Diabetes in Control

In a data-rich piece, Diabetes in Control publisher, Steve Freed, offers a discussion of how better diabetes control can impact cost, quality of life and mortality. This article and its references offer advocates citable data on diabetes care and cost savings. See the articles for details. The paper concludes: These factors discussed lead us […]

FasterCures Webinar: FDA’s Patient

April 7, 2015 | 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern | Webinar Since the Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) initiative was launched in 2012, the Food andDrug Administration (FDA) has held or scheduled 14 disease-specific meetings to better understand patients experience with symptoms, impacts on daily living, and available therapies. With more meetings on the docket for […]

Friends for Life Scholarships: Diabetes Scholars

Source: Scholarships to the Children with Diabetes Friends For Life Conference (CWD) The Diabetes Scholars Foundation provides need based scholarships for families, adults and young adults to attend Children with Diabetes conferences. The conferences are an opportunity for individuals, impacted by diabetes, to increase their overall knowledge of diabetes management, receive up-to-date research information and […]

JAMA Paper Breaks Down Medical Research Funding in the US: diaTribe

From: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a Special Communication paper titled The Anatomy of Medical Research, analyzing medical research funding worldwide between 1994 and 2012. The paper is one of the first and largest of its kind to examine medical research spending on a global scale, and its results identify […]

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

SourceDHF Blog: Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join theDiabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional societies, nonprofit organizations, and policy change-makers from across the national diabetes landscape. Included among […]

FDA, NIH Chiefs to Congress: More Support, Less Meddling

Source: Heads of the FDA and National Institutes of Health told a Senate panel that the public would be best served if Congress would simply give their agencies the support they need to do their jobs, with less heckling from the sidelines. NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, and outgoing FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, came […]

NPR asks: Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

Source: Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.? Dr. Jeremy Greene sees a lot of patients with diabetes thats out of control. In fact, he says, sometimes their blood sugar is so high that you cant even record the number on their glucometer. Greene, a professor of medicine and history of medicine at Johns […]

ADA Your Rights, One Voice on Travel. DA Travel Resources.

From ADA: ADAs blog, the Your Rights, One Voice blog features about diabetes discrimination and how the American Diabetes Association helps through Legal Advocacy. This month ADAs Your Rights, One Voice story profiles, Erin Argueta, an experienced traveler who has type 1 diabetes. When Erin had to travel for business, she needed to leave earlier […]

New AMA, CDC Initiative Aims to “Prevent Diabetes STAT”

Please share the AMA & CDC InitiativePrevent Diabetes STAT Particularly this tool Kit: With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that they have joined forces to take urgent […]

FDA Webinar: How and why to comment to a docket.

See: The FDA Office of Minority Health (OMH) will host a webinar to share with you how and why to comment to a docketa public record of information about an FDA action. When you comment, your voice is formally on record. Date:Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Time:2:00 3:00 PM ET RSVP:12:00 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015 […]