Diabetes Bites Newsletter

IDS Monthly Survey: June 2018


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:

  1. Stringent government regulation is ESSENTIAL for ensuring that only safe, effective treatments are made available. Protect the consumer!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.may survey results



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)