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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 18, 2020

Indigenous people in the United States are three times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. To learn more about how diabetes affects Native communities and what these communities are doing to...

April 20, 2020

While the coronavirus epidemic has brought federal drug pricing reform to a halt, individual states have been busy enacting their own drug pricing...

March 23, 2020

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city will distribute ...

March 16, 2020

The Trump administration has announced a new pilot program for 2021 that will cap the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for Americans on Medicare, a federal health insurance program for people 65 years or older. Pending the...

March 09, 2020

In January, the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule that would no longer require health plans to count prescription discount coupons, also called copay assistance, toward deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums. This change, which would take effect in 2021, would make it more difficult for people to meet their ...

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