Earlier this summer Bennet author of YDMV began a campaign to hold manufacturers of glucose test strips and meters accountable. The campaign StripSafely has reached far and wide. Last Wednesday there was a ‘Tweet In‘ members of the Diabetes Online Community and beyond sent thousands of tweets to members of congress and the FDA. (If you missed the Tweet In – don’t worry you can still send tweets! Seriously – right now, you can send them now. The link above already has the tweet ready – just click the members of congress and send the tweet. Go.)
Today the campaign continues with a special edition of Diabetes Art Day focusing on test strip accuracy via Lee Ann at The Butter Compartment
If you have not written to members of congress yet, now is a good time. Emails are great too. Or with the kids all back at school if you find yourself alone at home you could even pick up the phone and call your representatives. there is a letter all prepared for you HERE or you can write your own.
If you are not familiar with why test strip accuracy is important you can read about it HERE.
Thanks for stopping in. Please tweet, write, email, call or use smoke signals to bring attention to the StripSafely campaign. Lives depend on it.