People with Diabetes need a seat at the table– Sign this petition NOW.

Your help is needed right now– this minute. Take five seconds to go to Change.org and sign a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to hold a patient meeting on Diabetes.
 
 
The backstory, from DiaTribe, who is sponsoring the petition:

“The Food and Drug Administration has begun to hold a series of patient meetings to gain a better understanding of specific diseases. Over the next five years, the agency plans to conduct at least 20 such meetings on conditions ranging from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Narcolepsy to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

But not diabetes.

That is unacceptable.

Four “slots” remain open, and we want the FDA to add diabetes to its meeting docket for 2013.”
 
 
It is well known that 26 million Americans are living with diabetes. Nearly 80 million more in my country are at risk of developing diabetes. Despite years, even decades, of advances in care, therapy, drugs, and technology, more people are affected by this disease than ever before.

Not only that… Consider the fact that the federal government was on the hook for over 60 percent of the cost of diabetes last year. In case you’re wondering, the government’s tab amounted to nearly 152 billion dollars. By my definition, that amounts to an epidemic and a fiscal crisis. At the very least, it is proof positive that People With Diabetes need and deserve more attention. Over 3,000 people so far agree with me. Will you be next?

Be one of 5,000 or more to sign the petition. Help People With Diabetes send a clear message to the FDA.

We matter.

We will not be ignored.

Go now, and sign the petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/us-food-and-drug-administration-sponsor-a-patient-meeting-on-diabetes?q=petition

 
 
 

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  • seejendance  On September 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Reblogged this on See Jen Dance and commented:
    Reblogging because I’ve been pressed for time as of late (I actually have work to do at BOTH jobs now!) and I would essentially say the same thing as Stephen.

    The FDA wants to hold patient meetings next year for those with chronic conditions. We need them to listen to US. If you haven’t helped by signing the petition, please do so. Everyone has a SPAM email these days. Just use it. 😛

    Ok… Back to work.

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  • msteck  On September 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Thank for posting this! Signed.

    Like

  • msteck  On September 5, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Letter To A Diabetic and commented:
    Please read this and sign if you feel it is right to do so. Diabetes needs to be recognized as a health crisis. Your help is needed to make that happen.

    Like

  • fifteenwaitfifteen  On September 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I’ve been sharing this out the wazoo….and we’re sooooo close now!!! (as of this comment, only 167 more signatures needed!!!)

    Like

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