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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.


November 26, 2018

Healthcare was front and center leading up to the midterm elections, which saw the highest voter turnout in more than a century. Read on to learn more about the issues that we think will have a major impact on diabetes in 2019 and beyond.

Medicaid Expansion – Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, and Wisconsin

Expanding the number of individuals eligible...

November 13, 2018

November 14 is World Diabetes Day, but did you know it also marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, the Canadian scientist who co-discovered insulin? To commemorate this day, Beyond Type 1 is trying to break the Guinness World Record for the most contributions to an e-greeting card (current record: 66,000 signatures) – it’ll be a party around the world and an opportunity to put diabetes in...

November 08, 2018

The first meeting of the National Clinical Care Commission took place at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, last week. Established by a law signed last November, the committee will examine and improve US government agencies’ diabetes efforts.


November 02, 2018

Applications are open for diaTribe’s 2019 Junior STEM Associate Program for Young Women in San Francisco, California!

In the summer of 2019, diaTribe will hold our fourth annual Junior STEM Associate Program. This program is a four-week mentorship opportunity for women grades 9-12. Throughout the...

October 26, 2018

President Trump signed into law this week a sweeping telemedicine bill designed to tackle the opioid crisis. The new law will use telehealth and telemedicine to better support rural populations disproportionately hit by opioid addiction and to provide training to healthcare providers in these areas.

The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the Senate and House. Such...

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