The docket that FDA has open on blood glucose test strips has been extended to May 7th. You can use the “Ain’t Got No Time For That” method that I came up with for all of us to comment and kick the number over the 400 comment goalpost. (Or more than 400? Be still, my beating heart.)
Even if you have commented, no one is telling us that you can’t comment more than once, so please bring your thoughts about generic/third party test strips.
Third party test strips are not made by the monitor manufacturer, so who’s responsible if there’s a need for adverse event reporting? Who do we call to report it? Until there’s a clear cut ruling on this, it’s a Wild West sort of world.
Want to learn more about third party test strips and inspiration for your comment? Head on over to Stripsafely.com and read up. (There’s also a great article on this very topic and details about the companies offering generic strips at Diabetes Mine. A definite must read.)
I know that you’re not a procrastinator, but I’m sure that you know someone who might be. Can you do the 26 million people with diabetes a favor today and reach out to someone in your community (with diabetes or not) and ask them to do you a solid?
Diabetes doesn’t procrastinate. We shouldn’t either…