StripSafely is the initiative to bring awareness to the issue of test strip accuracy. I'm hoping to help bring attention to the StripSafely efforts by helping to make you an advocate for the cause. You are not being asked to make a donation.
If you could just take a moment to read more about the efforts and then follow StripSafely on FaceBook, Twitter and on their website, you'll be supporting people who I completely trust to help the diabetes community have a voice in the fight to change the current levels of accuracy acceptability. I am not affiliated with StripSafely.
Issue - From the StripSafely website:
At a recent public meeting the FDA acknowledged1 that there are some 510(k) cleared blood glucose (BG) meters and strips that do not meet the accuracy standards for which they were approved. There is currently no clear course of action to insure people with diabetes are using blood glucose strips that meet regulatory requirements.
The rest of this statement can be found at this link.
Who, What, How?
StripSafely is an ad hoc Diabetes Online Community (DOC) collaboration to help the general public understand that there are inaccurate blood glucose test strips. We hope to get folks involved to do something about that. By something, we mean write the FDA, elected officials, and the news media.
The StripSafely campaign was created by Bennet Dunlap who is the site admin. Scott Johnson, Christel Marchand Aprigliano, Kerri Sparling, Cherise Shockley and Kelly Close joined early on and contributed their skills. The campaign is not affiliated with strip manufacturers, the FDA, or any other remotely organized group.
The real work of this project is being done by community members who write letters and blog posts as part of this campaign. See the social media section for these efforts. We would love to feature your letters and blog posts. That’s why there is a form on every page’s sidebars to help you share what you have written.
Thank you for taking the time to find out about StripSafely!