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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.


February 13, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, consider supporting children with diabetes who are struggling to access life-saving diabetes care through Life for a Child’s annual Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. Donating just $5 – the equivalent of one rose – can support a child for a...

January 30, 2018

We are thrilled to announce a new grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, one of the leading philanthropic organizations working on diabetes. The grant will allow The diaTribe Foundation to explore the possibility of a new diabetes-focused resource for healthcare professionals – “diaTribe for HCPs.”

As always, The diaTribe Foundation remains...

January 19, 2018

Public health efforts surrounding nutrition often focus on what’s missing – places that don’t offer healthy options. New research, however, raises the possibility that what matters is what’s actually available – the abundance of unhealthy options. 


January 17, 2018

One of the most important diabetes research funding sources is at risk. The Special Diabetes Programs, or SDP, are a pair of government-funded initiatives which serve two key purposes:

  • Carrying out research on type 1 diabetes prevention, treatment, and cures
  • Funding diabetes prevention, education, and management programs for American Indian and Alaska Native populations,...
January 11, 2018

We’ve been in downtown San Francisco this week at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference, which is the most prestigious life sciences conference that we attend. We have heard some great updates and wanted to fill you in – see below for highlights.

  • New Dexcom in 2018- Dexcom management announced that a no-calibration version of the G6 CGM will launch...
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