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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 14, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis announced this past week that researchers at its medical school will receive $14 million from The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, (PCORI) to support their research....

May 31, 2018

Team Novo Nordisk’s all-diabetes cycling team will partner with the United Nations to celebrate World Bicycle Day on June 3. The first-ever global celebration will promote cycling’s potential to improve health and prevent disease.

UN leaders and diplomats, Team Novo Nordisk members,  and cycling community advocates will all gather in New York City to educate people about how cycling –...

May 21, 2018

On May 8, we attended the Senate Special Committee on Aging’s "Insulin Access and Affordability: The Rising Cost of Treatment” Hearing in Washington, DC.

Maine’s Susan Collins, who chairs the Senate’s ...

May 08, 2018

House and Senate leaders Susan Collins, Jeanne Shaheen, Tom Reed, and Diana DeGette recently sent a letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging Medicare to allow its beneficiaries to use CGM...

May 04, 2018

On April 30, we joined people with diabetes, caregivers, healthcare providers, diabetes educators, and other advocates at the California State Capitol to campaign for coverage of continuous glucose monitors through Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program.

In 2017, the State Assembly’s Adam Gray...

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