On December 5, Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission voted on a revised proposal on reduced access to test strips for people with type 2 diabetes. The new proposal will now provide 50 test strips to newly diagnosed type 2 patients, and then 50 strips for every 90 days if the patient starts using a diabetes medication. This is much better than having no strips for people with an A1c under 8.0% and only one strip per week for those with an A1c over 8.0%. Please read our updated piece about the Oregon meeting for more details at diatribe.org/issues/59/new-now-next/9.
Thank you for your incredible support! We’re so glad for the many diabetes advocates that made their voices heard and who helped prevent the worst-case scenario. The diaTribe Foundation hopes to continue work on these issues and to advocate on behalf of all people with diabetes. To stay updated, you can sign up for our mailing list at diatribe.org/user/register.