People with diabetes are at risk from inaccurate blood glucose strips. The FDA acknowledges that there are substandard strips in the market but has no process to remove them and insure the integrity of blood testing supplies. Our goal is to bring some urgency to the FDA.
The diabetes community will bring public attention to speed the creation of a FDA response.
Community members will be recruited to join the effort.
July – depending on the ‘bandwidth’ of community members. Summer is tough; there are vacations, holidays, events, fireworks and BBQs. So we need to stretch-out to accommodate the lazy hazy days of summer.
It is important to do this well. Sadly, coordinated action is not the diabetes patient community norm. We will try to implement the best practices and lessons learned from the Spare a Rose campaign.
- We will solicited personalized letters to FDA and Congress asking for FDA action.
- We will ask for social media posting of these letters.
- We will seek participation in social media channels. Blogs, Twitter, Linkedin, FB etc.
- Letters will focus on a personal message about of accuracy matters to the writer.