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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.


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 ...

February 24, 2020

Sorting through different health insurance plans might seem daunting, especially for those who have been on their parent’s plan their entire life. Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), young adults can stay on their parents’ insurance plans until the age of 26. There are a few states, including New York, that even allow young adults to remain covered on their parents’ policy...

February 24, 2020

Since 2014, Indiana has been the only state in the US that requires a prescription for all insulin products. In fact, under current law, individuals who sell insulin to people without prescriptions can be charged with up to six years...

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