CGM’s and meters all have problems with accuracy and all have high error rates, guess they should all be taken off the market or we should at least be told not to dose off of the result from any meter. The accuracy of meters is an absolute joke, yet we have been dosing off of them for years. Yep, meters need to be removed from the market, or at least the ability to dose off of them needs to be taken away, they are dangerous.
Pumps absolutely have to go, when they malfunction, they can dump insulin into a person like there is no tomorrow and totally overdose them on insulin. Someone could die from that very easily. Yea, I know of people who have had that happen. Pumps can also cut off insulin delivery and cause the person using it to go into DKA in a very little amount of time since there isn’t always a warning that they are getting no insulin. Yep, known of people who have had that happen too. Yep, pumps need to be removed from the market, they are dangerous.
Or maybe, just maybe, we can just take them for what they are, a tool to help us, insert some logic into the results we get and be grateful for having them and use what works for us and walk away from what doesn’t.
It is not a perfect world outside of the diabetes world, why on earth would anyone think it would be a perfect world in the unpredictable diabetes world?
But, if we are not going to just accept things don’t work right all the time for every person and are going to work to get these dangerous products stopped from being used in the way they were designed to be used, then after we get these horrible CGM type products and meters and pumps off the market, maybe we can work on getting those deadly cars off the roads. Way too many people get killed by those every single day. Granted, it isn’t often the cars fault, but rather the drivers, so maybe we should just forbid people to get behind the wheel at all because people can and do kill others while behind the wheel every single day. But then there would be no reason to have the cars, so yea, we should absolutely get rid of those pesky deadly cars, they are dangerous.
I am very offended that someone would make threats to circumvent proper channels to remove a product, or to remove important features of a product, that works well for so many people just because it doesn’t work well for themselves. I am offended that someone thinks their so called influence should be used in this manner. Someone believing that calling on their “friend” to take care of a problem they are having and circumventing the official process is actually the right way to get things done, rather than going through the appropriate official channels, is appalling to me.
I really hope, for the sake of this “friend”, that this “friend” is really high up on the food chain at the FDA, as doing a friends bidding in this manner, could be very costly for him if he isn’t, maybe even if he is. But, maybe he doesn’t like his career much and would have no problem with it ending. If people knew he was unethical enough to allow his friends to use him in this manner, it could cost him his career in a way that could totally ruin his chances of ever working in his chosen field again. On the other hand, if he is so unethical as to do a friends bidding in this manner, he doesn’t really deserve to keep that career, regardless of how high up on that food chain he is. I am glad I never had “friends” who would attempt to put me in that position.
But, all that probably isn’t too relevant as I think someone wants people to believe they have a lot more pull than they really do. After all, typically, those who can do things, just do them, they don’t make threats. Those who cannot do things, threaten and brag about how much they can do, all the while knowing they cannot do a darned thing, otherwise they would have just done them instead of throwing threats around like children do.