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DiaTribe is a newsletter for patients about new products and research to treat the disease.

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Closer Look is a newsletter about products and research for people who work in the field.

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Diabetes Close Up synthesizes developments in the field and interviews notable

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scientists, doctors and diabetes educators. I began writing about diabetes and obesity

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full-time in 2002. Over the last few years we have published 14 bi-monthly issues of

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diaTribe, 89 monthly issues of Diabetes Close Up and over 1,000 close to daily issues of

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Closer Look. Approximately 15,000 patients with diabetes subscribe to diaTribe.

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the committee and interested members of the public. I am Kelly Close and I have had

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type I diabetes since 1986. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

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my deepest thanks to doctors on the panel for all of your work, and to the patient

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representative on the panel, Rebecca Killion, who has provided such valuable voice for

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us. We appreciate FDA’s effort to advance its mission by protecting the public health by

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assuring the safety and efficacy of drugs and to advance public help by helping speed

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innovations that make medicine more effective, safer and cheaper. So I love your

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mission.

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I am editor-in-chief of three publications about diabetes and obesity.

Scribes, LLC Toll Free 1-800-675-8846 www.scribesllc.com

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subscribe to Closer Look and Diabetes Close Up. These subsidize diaTribe, which is

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free, and does not take advertising. I have no relationship with either manufacturer

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bringing today’s therapy before the Agency.

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As disclosure, various manufacturers, doctors, nurses, and researchers

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On behalf of thousands of diaTribe readers and dozens of writers, I convey

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This afternoon we have one speaker for the Open Public Hearing

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session, Kelly Close, who is editor-in-chief of diaTribe. Ms. Close.

DR. CLOSE: Thank you. Good afternoon Mr. Chairman and members of

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