In 2002, 18.2 million Americans had diabetes, the annual revenue of all diabetes-related companies totaled $14 billion, and Kelly Close founded Close Concerns as a one-person consultancy. Since then, diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, the industry has expanded to over $40 billion, and Close Concerns has grown in size and scope to become a leading information source on the business of diabetes and obesity. Below, we describe some of the milestones along the way.

  • 2003: Publication of Diabetes Close Up #1
  • 2004: Beginning of the full-time associate program
  • 2005: Beginning of the summer associate program
  • 2006: Publication of diaTribe #1
  • 2007: Founding of the diaTribe advisory board
  • 2007: Publication of the first Closer Look
  • 2009: Founding of dQ&A
  • 2010: Publication of Diabetes Close Up #100
  • 2012: Publication of diaTribe #40
  • 2013: Launch of diaTribe as an independent nonprofit organization.