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The diaTribe Foundation Receives Helmsley Grant to Assess Feasibility of a New Diabetes Resource for Healthcare Professionals


The diaTribe Foundation Receives Helmsley Grant to Assess Feasibility of a New Diabetes Resource for Healthcare Professionals

February, 2018

Since 2006, the publication diaTribe has provided actionable information and advice to people with diabetes and prediabetes, as well as their loved ones. Now, thanks to a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, The diaTribe Foundation (the nonprofit behind diaTribe) will assess the feasibility and sustainability of a new educational resource, called diaTribe HCP, for healthcare professionals (HCPs) who work with people with diabetes.

diaTribe HCP would provide the latest information on diabetes care, behavioral support, advances in therapy and research, and more. The goal would be to share information that empowers HCPs, thus strengthening clinical care and improving care experiences and outcomes for people with diabetes.

The diaTribe Foundation will carry out this exploratory work for 18 months, beginning in January 2018.

“Helmsley is committed to investing in new and innovative ways to improve outcomes and ease the burden of living with type 1 diabetes,” said David Panzirer, a Trustee at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. “We are excited to partner with the diaTribe Foundation to explore the feasibility of a new publication to empower healthcare professionals to provide the best care for people with T1D.”

Mallory Erickson, Managing Director of The diaTribe Foundation, said, “As an organization continually looking for new ways to improve the lives of people with diabetes, we are so excited to explore the potential of a diaTribe education resource for healthcare professionals. We are so grateful for Helmsley’s ongoing commitment to our Foundation and the diabetes community.”

Helmsley previously supported the establishment of The diatribe Foundation as an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit and played a critical role in funding the creation and expansion of the diaTribe website. Leveraging Helmsley’s support, diaTribe now has more than 140,000 subscribers to its newsletter publication, and more than 1.5 million people visited last year.

About The diaTribe Foundation

The diaTribe Foundation was founded with a mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes and prediabetes, and to advocate for action. The diaTribe Foundation is committed to helping people with diabetes live happier, healthier, and more hopeful lives through its core initiatives, including the publication diaTribe. First started as an e-mail newsletter in 2006, diaTribe now provides insights to over 1.5 million online visitors per year. Led by diabetes advocate Kelly Close, the diaTribe team has deep insights into patient experiences and covers the latest research, treatments, opportunities, and initiatives in diabetes. For more information, visit

About the Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health and select place-based initiatives. Since beginning active grantmaking in 2008, Helmsley has committed more than $2 billion for a wide range of charitable purposes. For more information, visit

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