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On Wednesday, August 21st beginning at 8pm Eastern, we are staging a StripSafely Tweet-In, asking Congress to send aides to the upcoming Diabetes Technology Meeting on September 9th. 

 

Please join us and add your voice. 

We’ve made it easy. Simply go to the Let’s Tweet page of Stripsafely.com, find your state and click the link listed next to your senators and congressmen. We’ve already created the message – you just need to tweet it out. (Don’t forget the leadership at the top of the page – we can all tweet to them!)

Then, please, get creative and send additional positive messages to help the diabetes community build friends in Congress. Include the hash tag #StripSafely. Feel free to use this link to our letter in your tweets: http://www.stripsafely.com/?page_id=618

Diabetes isn’t partisan about whose life it impacts. We shouldn’t be partisan in seeking support for our health.

Christel Aprigliano

4 Comments

  1. susie reiff

    Accuracy and access to test strips is so very important to keeping good control of diabetes. Blood Glucose results can change so rapidly. Mine can go from normal of 100 to 300 in less than half of an hour and vice versa. Not having accurate test results and enough test strips can cause many severe diabetic complications. Please heed our comments.

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  2. As a certified diabetes educator (CDE) and a person with diabetes (PWD) I am concerned with the accuracy of the test strips and meters that the DME companies provide as they will bargain with the meter companies to get the most financially beneficial product. They have taken away our choice. Since I have started receiving my diabetes supplies through a mail supply program, my meter has been changed 3 times without my input or prior notification. Does the DME company know or CARE what meter would be the most beneficial for me? NO

    I have been working in the diabetes world with clients since 1994. Prior to the age when Medicare started providing testing supplies, the Diabetes Educators had input and recommendations for specific meters and test strips based on the patient’s ability to use and understand the meter set-up; now the “company” makes that choice without any input from providers or the patients. This IS NOT a good practice.

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  3. Leisa Blanchard

    Accuracy and access to testing supplies is essential for good blood glucose control.

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