Scott’s Column – Questions

By: Scott M. King

1. The current diabetes research funding system needs to be reformed.

A. I strongly agree
B. I agree
C. I disagree
D. I strongly disagree

2. Who should the NIH be accountable to for how it spends the $325 million earmarked for diabetes research each year?

A. Fellow scientists
B. People with diabetes and patient advocates
C. Both
D. No one

3. The main focus of diabetes research should be:

A. Methods for optimal glycemic control
B. A cure
C. Complication prevention

4. Diabetes education for the general public would make diabetes research a greater national priority.

A. I agree
B. I disagree

5. What would you be willing to do to increase diabetes exposure?

A. Write letters
B. March
C. Distribute petitions
D. Work the phones
E. All of the above

6. I would participate in a march on Washington, D.C. to support diabetes research fund reform.

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe

7. The NIH should support the study of nontraditional, or complimentary, therapies.

A. I agree
B. I disagree

8. Would you be willing to learn the language of metabolism and immunology in order to work toward influencing research funding decisions?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Please include any additional comments and or suggestions of your own.



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