People with Diabetes need a seat at the table– Sign this petition NOW.

by mratner

Please read this and sign if you feel it is right to do so. Diabetes needs to be recognized as a health crisis. Your help is needed to make that happen.

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Your help is needed right now– this minute. Take five seconds to go to and sign a petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to hold a patient meeting on Diabetes.
The backstory, from DiaTribe, who is sponsoring the petition:

“The Food and Drug Administration has begun to hold a series of patient meetings to gain a better understanding of specific diseases. Over the next five years, the agency plans to conduct at least 20 such meetings on conditions ranging from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Narcolepsy to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

But not diabetes.

That is unacceptable.

Four “slots” remain open, and we want the FDA to add diabetes to its meeting docket for 2013.”
It is well known that 26 million Americans are living with diabetes. Nearly 80 million more in my country are at risk of developing diabetes. Despite years…

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