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Kelly L. Close is the founder and Chair of the Board of The diaTribe Foundation. Since 2006, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of diaTribe, our free website focused on making people with diabetes healthier and happier and advocating for action. Since 2002, she has also run Close Concerns, a healthcare information firm exclusively focused on diabetes and obesity. Each year Kelly and her colleagues attend over 50 scientific, regulatory, and economic conferences around the world, focused on diabetes and obesity. Kelly's passion for diabetes comes from her extensive professional work as well as her personal experience as a type 1 patient for nearly 30 years.


June 23, 2017

We had a valuable first day at Spotlight Health, surrounded by frontline thinkers and innovators of health and medicine. At the opening reception, Walter Isaacson, president of The Aspen Institute, introduced 10 global health leaders who each shared a brave new idea they have about the future of health. It was so inspiring to hear the breadth and depth of ideas that have the potential to...

June 22, 2017

Our team is excited to attend the 4th annual Spotlight Health conference (June 22— 25) in in Aspen, CO. As an opener to the Aspen Ideas Festival (June 26–July 1), Spotlight Health brings together some of the world's finest innovators, thinkers, researchers, policymakers, and leaders to discuss the most pressing questions in health and medicine.

Through art displays, one-on-one...

June 16, 2017

Many of you may have heard about or even signed JDRF’s Coverage2Control petition, which asks insurers to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs, guarantee their insulin pump choice, and cover artificial pancreas technology. The petition has already gained over 24,000 signatures in the three weeks since launching...

June 08, 2017

The first pre-conference events are already-beginning for the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 77th Scientific Sessions, held June 9 to 13 in sunny San Diego. We’ve been busy studying the conference’s 2,100 abstracts, 49 oral presentations, and 99 symposia to make sure we bring you the latest and greatest insights into the world of diabetes. Below are five key areas in which we hope to...

May 31, 2017

New findings suggest that meeting the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for physical activity, sleep, and screen time lead to significantly lower BMI and body fat in children. The guidelines recommend a minimum of 60 minutes of...

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