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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.


January 19, 2019

The US government shutdown is now the longest in history.  Unfortunately,  a number of cases have come to light in which government employees with diabetes have been forced to ration their insulin and...

December 28, 2018

Seventy percent of adults in the United States currently use social media, up from only 5% in 2005. Over the past decade, millions of Americans have adopted social media and use it as a primary mode of connecting, learning, and sharing....

December 13, 2018

Kimbal Musk wants to start a food revolution.

The entrepreneur made his fortune in the tech boom of the early 2000s, thanks in part to his early investment in his older brother Elon’s startup, which became PayPal. Kimbal remains on the board of Tesla and SpaceX, but his passion for food long ago led him away from Silicon Valley: first to the French Culinary Institute in New York,...

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...

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