"People with diabetes are on the outside. Together, we can change that."

By Luis65 Latest Reply 2016-05-16 20:52:55 -0500
Started 2016-05-16 19:33:45 -0500

Recently I was reading articles/studies in an Endocrinology publication. I went to access another and was told that I had reached my limit of 6 and would have to register. So I attempted but could not as I was not able to honestly say I was one of the categories of professionals listed. So as the above subject title says we are on the outside but it may be possible to change that. This is from a site called DPAC.

What is DPAC?

"DPAC was co-founded and is run by patients with diabetes: Bennet Dunlap and Christel Marchand Aprigliano. They welcome all to join and ACT NOW for better diabetes policy.

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve the health of people with diabetes. DPAC seeks to ensure the safety and quality of medications, devices, and services; and access to care for all 29 million Americans with diabetes."
The home page:

2 replies

GabbyPA 2016-05-16 19:56:49 -0500 Report

This sounds a lot like DiaTribe. So why did you not qualify? You are a person with diabetes??

Luis65 2016-05-16 20:52:55 -0500 Report

Ah! I didn't make myself clear. The publication is "Healio: Endocrinology" not DPAC. DPAC is for us diabetics. "Healio: Endocrinology" evidently desires to keep us out.

Sorry for the confusion. I have sent petition to the FDA on the proposed regulations of lancets and to congress to suspend bidding for Medicare diabetic testing supplies.

"Since 2011, Medicare has been experimenting on people with diabetes. That was the year Medicare began to test a Competitive Bidding Program for diabetes testing supplies.

In 2013, despite grave concerns expressed by physicians, nurses, educators and patients, Medicare expanded the program nationally.

Now we know with certainty that the program is not working. A new article in Diabetes Care, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Diabetes Association, shows that competitive bidding for diabetes testing supplies has failed on all counts.

Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program was supposed to save money, keep beneficiaries out of the hospital, and save lives."