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diaTribe needs our signatures! Go to www.diaTribe.org/CGM

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Nicole N, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Nicole N

    Nicole N Approved members

    Feb 18, 2013
    Here is the message:

    Hello from The diaTribe Foundation!

    Please sign our letter by July 13th to support the use of CGM for making diabetes treatment decisions: www.diaTribe.org/CGM.

    It only takes 30 seconds and will make a major difference in bringing patient voices to the FDA for a landmark meeting on July 21st.

    On this date, the FDA will meet to discuss a critical issue in CGM: can it be officially approved as a replacement for blood glucose meters for making treatment decisions (e.g., insulin dosing)? While many patients already use CGM to dose insulin, this approval has major implications for Medicare coverage, future products that reduce or eliminate the need for fingerstick calibration, patients’ and providers’ willingness to use CGM, and potentially even reimbursement.

    The diaTribe Foundation has drafted comments to send to the FDA on this issue, but WE NEED YOUR HELP in bringing at least 1,000 signatures to the agency.

    Here’s what you can do:

    1. Sign our letter that will be delivered to the FDA panel members by Wednesday, July 13th. The FDA has told us that there is strength in numbers and that letters with the most support carry the most weight, particularly those from patients. This letter has been reviewed and edited by over a dozen scientists and advocates within the field. This is the easiest way for you to get involved and support this issue – it only takes 30 seconds!

    2. Share this letter on social media. We'd love for you to use the Facebook post and tweets below – or any that you'd like to create – to make it easy for as many people as possible to receive this letter and act!

    Sample Facebook post: Sign this letter from diaTribe + friends if you believe that the FDA should approve Dexcom’s G5 CGM as a replacement for blood glucose meters for insulin dosing & making diabetes treatment decisions! www.diatribe.org/CGM

    Sample tweet #1: Help advocate for #CGM + #PWD! Sign @diaTribeNews' letter by 7/13 to bring patient voices to @US_FDA: diatribe.org/CGM #DosewithCGM

    Sample tweet #2: Urge @US_FDA to approve @dexcom's G5 #CGM for insulin dosing - sign @diaTribeNews’ letter! diatribe.org/CGM #DosewithCGM

    For more information on how to get involved through writing to the FDA or requesting to speak at the open public hearing, please see our article on the meeting.

    The diaTribe Foundation is committed to amplifying patients’ voices in the regulatory process, and we look forward to continuing to work with you to make this a reality.

    Thank you so much!

    very best,
    Kelly Close, Adam Brown, Ava Runge, Reed Milnes and the diaTribe team

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