IDS Monthly Survey: June 2018
LAST MONTH’S SURVEY QUESTION:
In last month’s edition of Diabetes Bites we asked what you think about the government’s role in furthering the treatment of medical conditions like diabetes:
- Stringent government regulation is ESSENTIAL for ensuring that only safe, effective treatments are made available. Protect the consumer!
- The government needs to get out of the way and allow companies to develop & market new products and devices. Let consumers make their own choices!
- Much better collaboration needs to exist between government and industry.
There were 108 responses. Here’s what you had to say:
|Hmmm… Overall, 49% report being worse off, and 2% report being better off. Given that fixing America’s health care system was one of the pillars of the President’s campaign… well… you can do the math.|
THIS MONTH’S NEW SURVEY QUESTION:
Clearly, most of our readers aren’t big fans of government oversight, at least in its current form.
This month, let’s grant everyone a wish. Long-term diabetes complications are something we all try to avoid. Glucose control, genetics, and lifestyle all play a role, so even if we do all the right things, there are no guarantees. But what if you could make a wish and guarantee that you would never experience a certain complication. Which one would it be?
- Retinopathy (my eyesight is too important to me)
- Nephropathy (keep me away from dialysis and transplant surgery)
- Neuropathy & Foot Problems (unlike my feet, pain/numbness are something I can do without)
- Heart disease (if the engine stops working right, nothing works right)