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Patient Network Live Chat: Diabetes - Glucose Monitors and Test Strips

Event Details

Patient Network Live Chat: Diabetes - Glucose Monitors and Test Strips

Time: March 31, 2014 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: online
Website or Map:…
Event Type: chat, talk, discussion, fda
Organized By: Bennet Dunlap
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2014

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Event Description

Talk with FDA expert Courtney Lias and Patient Advocate Bennet Dunlap about Glucose Monitors and Test Strips
Monday, March 31, 1:30–2:30 pm (EDT)

Talk, share, and connect with the

FDA and the Diabetes Patient Community

  • Do you want to learn more about the role of the FDA in the regulation of medical devices, such as glucose monitors and test strips, used in the management of diabetes?
  • Do you want to learn what the FDA is doing to increase the accuracy of blood glucose monitors and test strips?

When you participate in this friendly online chat, you will:

  • Enjoy an informal, open discussion with a fellow patient advocate, CDRH subject-matter-expert and others in the diabetes community.
  • Learn more about the role of the CDRH, specifically the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and its work to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices used in the management of diabetes.
  • Get your questions answered about the newest FDA draft guidances, which are proposing new recommendations intended to improve the accuracy and safe use of blood glucose monitoring test systems, giving healthcare providers and people with diabetes better tools to manage blood glucose levels.

Whether you want to just listen to the interview, ask relevant questions about the medical device regulatory process or just speak your mind on the newest draft guidance document…. you should join in the conversation.

Register for this event and be sure to mark your calendars and join us on March 31st, 2014.

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Comment by JohnT on March 31, 2014 at 11:38am

My take on this subject is that we as users need to get together and generate a list of 'care-abouts' for this product. I have worked in an industry that is very quality conscious for years. I do not get a good feeling that controls are in place or standards have been set that will make these meters something that we can trust.

That is just my perception at this time, maybe I will change my opinion when I learn more about the whole meter picture.

Comment by JohnT on March 31, 2014 at 11:30am

It would be nice if a typed copy of this was available.
They are hopping around quite a bit and it is hard to follow.

Perhaps we need to develop a list of questions to be answered.
This could be a full time job.

Comment by Lloyd on March 31, 2014 at 11:15am

I tried to attend…. it requires flash, and an iPad does not do flash. Sigh


Comment by JohnT on March 31, 2014 at 9:49am

Oh okay, I got the password the other day but have not seen that page before. Thanks!

Comment by Marie B on March 31, 2014 at 9:44am

hi John, (I haven't done this before either)
You have to register here

they will send you the password for the webinar as soon as you enter your email. Then go back to this same page and enter the password where it says "password protected channel"

hopefully we'll have a big turnout.

Comment by JohnT on March 31, 2014 at 9:38am

Not having done this before, where do I go for the chat?

Comment by Marie B on March 31, 2014 at 6:57am

Just to be clear, this event is going to be live from the FDA in Washington DC, and if you are interested in participating, or just listening, you need to click the "Register" link above (it only takes a minute). We'd like to show the FDA our interest and concern by having as many people show up as possible.

Comment by Marie B on March 29, 2014 at 6:38am

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