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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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May 15, 2017

Two members of the diaTribe team recently had the opportunity to attend the third annual Stanford MedX|Ed in sunny Palo Alto, California. A spin-off of Stanford’s medical innovation initiative, MedicineX, the MedX|Ed event was founded in 2015 to gather stakeholders from every aspect of healthcare to discuss the future of medical education...

April 21, 2017

Yesterday we read that there is a renewed effort for “TrumpCare” – the current administration’s effort to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – to ...

April 20, 2017

When many of its counties banned trans fats a decade ago, the state of New York began a massive, real-world experiment with millions of participants. After ten years of this “trial,” researchers have found...

March 31, 2017

Over 180 advocates, researchers, healthcare providers, and NFL “Team Tackle” members seeking to raise diabetes awareness gathered in the US Capitol yesterday for the American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Call to Congress...

March 24, 2017

Yesterday, we wrote about the delayed vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in hopes that the postponement of the decision would be cause for further discussion on the importance of diabetes and prediabetes. As we said before, diabetes (and by extension...

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