Urge the FDA to Reduce Barriers to Diabetes Innovation: Sign the Petition!

Tell your friends, healthcare professionals, and everyone you know to sign the petition. Diabetes affects everyone.

Jan 17, 2009

A long list of movers and shakers in the diabetes community has started a petition whose message is clear and simple: 

"We urge the new FDA leadership to recognize the urgent need for more safe and effective treatment options for diabetes and to reduce barriers to innovation. More treatment options will benefit patients. The disease is progressive. Delays in the availability of new treatments will only result in tremendous cost to public health and the economy. Our recommendation can benefit patients without sacrificing their safety."

Please read and sign the petition and letter at www.healthefda.com.  

Tell your friends, healthcare professionals, and everyone you know. Diabetes affects everyone, whether they deal with it on a daily basis or not.

The goal is to reach 20,000 signatures by February 16, 2009. Your participation will help the petition surpass that goal.

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Posted by Anonymous on 17 January 2009

Treatment options are good. But a cure would be better. Why not start a petition for the National Institutes of Health to fund more research for a cure such as Dr. Denise Faustman's work at Mass. General. She's the one who cured type 1 diabetes in mice and is in clinical trials to apply the cure to people. Why is the National Instutute of Health funding her research?

Posted by Anonymous on 20 January 2009

What a joke! More drugs! Until the "diabetic community" understand and give clear credence to the correct treatment of type 2 diabetes (stop/drastically reduce eating carbohydrate) then nothing will change.Drugs arent the answer.Reinforce the truth!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on 21 January 2009

What treatmetn options??? If the options being promoted included yet another kind of meter or more Rezulin type drugs-forget it! We have enough gadgets-some of the options we need now are very inexpensive-e.g. doctors waking up and realizing that postponing insulin in a type 2 just because they are afraid of needles is so ridiculous!!! I know many diabetic patients who believe drinking all the orange juice they want is ok because it is "natural" sugar. I also know many diabetic patients who don't even know what a diabetic educator or registered dietician is -much less have they ever visited one. Please Please Please include education in the "more safe and effective treatment options for diabetes"!!!!!!!

Posted by YODA on 27 January 2009

Gobbledegook. This ridiculous petition prompted me to initiate one that would really help diabetics - getting federal agencies to back low carb.

Sign it at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/low-carbohydrate-diet.

Posted by Anonymous on 6 March 2009

As one who has suffered from Type II for more than 10 years, I too would like to see more safe and effective treatments. But i'm skeptical that the proposed committee can or should do anything to speed up the process. The overiding objective needs to be the delivery of safe and efffective new treatement options for diabeties patients; not fast new treatment options. The determination of what constitutes safe and effective must be evidence/outcome based. That takes people, processes, technology, and most importantly time; not a committee.

Posted by Anonymous on 29 June 2009

I think it is a crying shame that diabetics get the short end of the straw when it comes to funding programs to end Diabetes. After 37 years of being a Tpye 1,there needs to be a better way for us to get better care with research funding.

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