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the committee and interested members of the public. I am Kelly Close and I have had
type I diabetes since 1986. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
my deepest thanks to doctors on the panel for all of your work, and to the patient
representative on the panel, Rebecca Killion, who has provided such valuable voice for
us. We appreciate FDA’s effort to advance its mission by protecting the public health by
assuring the safety and efficacy of drugs and to advance public help by helping speed
innovations that make medicine more effective, safer and cheaper. So I love your
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This afternoon we have one speaker for the Open Public Hearing
session, Kelly Close, who is editor-in-chief of diaTribe. Ms. Close.
DR. CLOSE: Thank you. Good afternoon Mr. Chairman and members of