Kelly Close

Diabetes Advocate and Author, President of Close Concerns




Amherst College, Harvard Business School



Kelly Close is a writer, editor, and advocate working with diabetes. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 18, and has been working to educate and improve the lives of people with diabetes ever since. She is the author of dozens of peer-reviewed journals, as well as a book titled "Targeting a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes: How Long Will We Have to Wait?" in association with the American Diabetes Association. She is currently working as the president of Close Concerns, an advocacy organization she founded in 2002. She is also the founder of the diaTribe Foundation, where she works as the editor-in-chief for and their newsletter.


Kelly Close received her bachelor of arts degree in economics and English at Amherst College, and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

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