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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 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...

January 23, 2020

In a 1950’s study on cultural reactions to physical traits, children were shown images of other children and asked to rank them in order of who they “liked best.” The study participants included children from varying races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and geographical locations. 

January 21, 2020

To many, health and wellness mean eating nutritious foods and exercising. While these are certainly important elements of health, they may not make up the whole picture. At the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco last week, we heard from Dr. Dean Ornish, President and Founder of ...

December 16, 2019

Nearly half of Americans say they’ve been hit with an unexpected medical bill. Termed “surprise billing,” this concerning phenomenon occurs when a patient is unknowingly treated by an out-of-network healthcare provider, despite being at an in-network hospital...

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