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New animations report the views of young people using flash glucose monitoring for type 1 diabetes

Press release issued: 21 July 2022

Two new animations from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) report the views and experiences of young people (from 8 to 17 years old) using flash monitoring for type 1 diabetes.

The FLASH (Glucose Monitoring for Young People with Diabetes) study aims to find out if a sensor worn on the skin of the upper arm can help young people to manage their diabetes better. It is supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit programme. Dr Jenny Ingram, Dr Rebecca Kandiyali and the FLASH team created two short, animated videos showcasing how children and young people felt about using the sensor.

The videos — aimed at 8–12-year-olds and 13–17-year-olds — use quotes provided by children and young people, who took part in the study, to illustrate the impact that flash monitoring had on their everyday lives.

Read the full NIHR BRC news item

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