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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.

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March 23, 2017

Update (3/24/17): Since the original post was written (less than 24 hours ago!), the proposed American Health Care Act was amended. In the version that neared a vote yesterday, essential health benefits including maternity care and preventive services were going to be covered in the same way that they previously have been under the Affordable Care Act. Last night, the bill was amended to...

March 20, 2017

The Milken Institute recently ranked 381 US cities for “successful aging,” joining the growing conversations about holistic wellbeing. Topping the charts was the Provo-Orem metropolitan area in UT, followed only three places later by Salt Lake City, UT. Madison, WI, and Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, rounded out the top 4. See the complete Top 10...

March 14, 2017

Through its new audio series, Patient Voices on Type 2 Diabetes, the New York Times has created a platform for people living with type 2 to share their narratives. This ...

March 09, 2017

Tomorrow morning, our team will be flying out to Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017, an annual conference focused on technology, culture, and entertainment. For the first time ever, The diaTribe Foundation will be producing two panels during the SXSW Health track entitled “How Do We Prevent a Diabetes Avalanche?” and “...

February 27, 2017

Share your insights on the best workplace wellness programs for people with diabetes and prediabetes. We are working to learn about the best workplace wellness programs as part of a project of ours called The Anthology of Bright Spots in Type 2 Diabetes (learn more below!). We are turning to you in hopes that you can...

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