Sandra Luz Bañuelas AlatorreHospital Star Medica, Mexico
Title: Satisfaction on the use of the FreeStyle Libre® device in children and young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus
The satisfaction of continuous glucose monitoring of interstitial fluid in Mexican children and youth has not been evaluated. We wanted to know the satisfaction of patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (DM1) with the use of the FreeStyle Libre® (FSL) device, of the implantation, limitation of their activities and confidence in the results for the treatment, treated in a private hospital in Mexico City. A survey was applied to 30 patients (ages between 7 to 24 years old), sociodemographic data, usage time, discomfort and impact on their daily activities with the device; confidence in the results for treatment support. As results we obtained a median age of 18 years old, with a usage time of the device of 3.3 years (SD +1). 17 (56.7%) were male. 33.3% presented pain upon placement and 73.3% itching or burning, 90% expressed satisfaction to perform their daily activities normally and 86.7% did not feel embarrassed for its use. 86.7% indicated comfort in its use and 86.7% expressed confidence in its results and support for glycemic control. The use of the FSL device seems to be well accepted by Mexican children and young people with DM1, since it does not limit their activities and could support them in their treatment.
Sandra Luz Banuelas Alatorre is a Mexican pediatrician and researcher. She has a Bachelor in Medicine granted by the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and obtained her specialization in Pediatrics from the Hospital Español in Mexico City. She currently offers private consultations at Star Medica Hospital and works for the Women’s Correctional Institution in the city of Chihuahua. She is mainly interested in endocrinology and comprehensive children’s health.