Category: Advocacy (Page 5)

Putting the World in World Diabetes Day

A charity partnership called The Access Alliance wants to raise awareness about life with Type 1 diabetes around the globe. Many people living with Type 1 diabetes struggle to survive because they cannot afford their insulin or keep it cool, for example. Others do not have access to blood glucose test strips or other essential […]

Join #DOCasksFDA

Living with diabetes is hard. We know that, dont we? But what about policy-makers in the US tasked with evaluating and approving better drugs and treatments for diabetes? Lets start talking to the FDA to tell them what living with diabetes is really like and with 29 million of us living with the disease (in […]

AACE Safety Alert

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists(AACE) has issued a safety alert to members onGlucose Monitoring, particularly for patients on medicare.In part the warning says: clinicians are urged to stipulate the specific brand/model of the blood glucose meters they prescribe and check with their local pharmacies to make sure that their prescriptions are filled as written. […]

The new doctor: the patient

Reposted from by Riva Greenburg As the number of people with diabetes continues its astonishing risefrom 26 to nearly30 millionand inpre diabetes from 79 to 86 million the number of endocrinologists who specialize in their treatment remains flat. There are roughly only 5,000 endocrinologists and 19,000 diabetes educators across the country today.How are we going […]

A Voice Making a Difference

by Stephen Shaul @StephenSType1 When I first discovered the group of boggers, reporters, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates that make up the Diabetes Online Community, I remember feeling really good about the upport and encouragement I was suddenly finding through the internet. I did not know much about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, […]

Bionic P. on Katie C. at Yahoo News

Media is a Two Way Street Responding to media helps editors know what is important. Like, Share, Tweet form the page to help Kaite Couric an Yahoo news know you appreciate their story on Ed Demiano and Bionic Pancreas.


The #DOC is shedding new light on living with diabetes, in an attempt to help people without diabetes understand what living with diabetes is really like, and increase understanding and empathy, so we all can work together to raise the visibility of real life with diabetes. #WalkWithD, is a campaign designed to peel back the […]

DTS Public Meeting: Glucose Monitoring and Payer Liability

Foster City, California: September 15, 2014 Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) is pleased to announce that it will hold apublic meeting regarding payer liability for funding inaccurate blood glucose monitors.This meeting, which is free to attend, is an extension of the DTS Surveillance Program for Cleared Blood Glucose Monitors, which was launched on May 20, 2014. […]

Medicare is Requesting Information on Engagement, Incentives and Behavioral Insights

From CMS: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input from stakeholders on the possibility of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation testing innovative models to increase the engagement of Medicare beneficiaries, Medicaid beneficiaries, Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, and/or Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries in their health and health care. (more) CMS […]

Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS.)

FDA has a docket open seeking public comment on Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS.) What is that you ask? Good question. A MDDS is a systems that, in the FDA words, facilitates, the electronic transfer or exchange of medical device data from a medical device, without altering the function or parameters of any connected devices. […]