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Tim Dunn Part 4, Data On Youth Usage

In part 4 of this Exclusive Interview, Tim Dunn discusses the success of the use of the FreeStyle Libre among youth in a talk with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed.

Tim Dunn, Ph.D., is the director of Clinical and Computational Research and an Abbott Volwiler Research Fellow.


Transcript of this video segment:

Freed: What about the use in younger population? What kind of studies?

Dunn: So, today in the US we’re still indicated down to 18 years old. But outside the US we have that indication down to four years old through and supported by an accuracy study in younger population. And then, as our posters — one of the posters shown here, it’s looking at both our impact study which was a type 1 diabetes study in looking at people under 24 in that study. And then also another study called Selfie that was younger teenagers, 13 to 24-year-olds. And so, we’ve seen really good adherence to the system, that was something that was recognized maybe 10 years ago in the JDRF CGM trials, but this age group, under 25, had difficulty using the system consistently. And that those who didn’t use it consistently, didn’t see the benefit, which seems rational. And what we’re seeing is that with the Libre they are using it consistently and then they are getting the benefit in terms of reduced hypoglycemia, improved time in range.

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