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The diaTribe Foundation seeks to improve the lives of people with diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity, and to advocate for action.
Founded in 2013 by renowned patient advocate Kelly Close, The diaTribe Foundation (TdF) is a non-profit organization that upholds a mission driven by compassion and empathy.
Diabetes and prediabetes are two of the biggest health crises of our time; so too is obesity, which contributes to these diseases. The number of adults with diabetes globally is estimated to be 425 million, with 30 million in the US alone. By 2040, more than 640 million adults are projected to have diabetes worldwide.
These are just numbers, but we are reminded every day of the impact of life-threatening complications, depletion of personal resources, and distress from disease management. As a society, we are falling short on our responsibility to build health equity and justice.
At The diaTribe Foundation, we understand the complexity of this crisis and acknowledge the challenge of tackling a problem with no single solution. We believe that one day, our country will decide that it can no longer tolerate a diabetes epidemic, and it will feel compelled to take action. At The diaTribe Foundation, we want to help make that day happen sooner.
We’re committed to helping people with diabetes live happier, healthier, and more hopeful lives by supporting three pillars: education, advocacy, and convening.
Education. Our diaTribe Learn publication reaches over a million and a half people every year; it covers the latest research, treatments, and initiatives in diabetes. Recently, we expanded our education efforts with the publication of Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Handed Me, a guide filled with hundreds of effective diabetes management tips and strategies. In less than a year, it has already reached over 50,000 people.
Advocacy. We want to influence the national conversation surrounding diabetes and prediabetes by bringing patient perspectives directly to regulators, policymakers, and the media. The diaTribe Foundation has also created the Anthology of Bright Spots in Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes - a publication and an online platform. It asks, “What’s working?” in the care and prevention of type 2 diabetes, and it highlights the most innovative, cost-effective, and scalable efforts in the field.
Convening. The diabetes field is highly fragmented, which is why we seek to forge connections and share ideas through the dSeries Executive Innovation Labs on Diabetes and Prediabetes. This annual event involves a broad spectrum of leaders, representing business, government, academia, and medicine; their goal is to identify and recommend coordinated responses to the diabetes and prediabetes crises.
Our team is fiercely committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes and prediabetes. We encourage you to join our fight – join the diaTribe.