On August 29th, FDA is hosting a day long workshop with the diabetes community entitled Diabetes Outcome Measures Beyond Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). This is an important meeting and conversation to have with FDA, because as patients we know that despite the many options we have for managing our diabetes, looking at our A1C number doesn’t give us or our healthcare provider the full picture of how we are feeling and how we are doing. Yet this is the measure by which the FDA currently evaluates new drugs and devices. I have signed up for the event and will be attending in person.
You have the opportunity to help FDA understand what is important to patients when they think about new therapies. The diaTribe Foundation is creating a video to show during the meeting, and they want to include as many people with diabetes as possible – type 1 and type 2.
Here is what you need to do – it is so easy!
Take a video on your phone (under 10 seconds) and answer these two questions:
What I struggle with most in managing my diabetes is________.
Beyond helping me with A1C, I wish a new diabetes drug would_______.
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can share it on social media with #DOCasksFDA
You will also be able to watch the event live – all you have to do is register through this link.
Many thanks to Ronnie Tepp of HCM Strategists and Kelly Close and her team at Diatribe.