Educate Your Community
- Provide education to your community about the history of insulin, the 100 Year Anniversary of it’s discovery, highlight exorbitant costs, pharmaceutical industry greed, and their dangerous tactics to keep prices high
- Encourage participation in T1International’s Chapters and Global Advocacy Network, including taking part in campaign actions to call for lower insulin prices
- Share stories of advocates from around the world who face obstacles with the cost of insulin and how it impacts them, as well as their own advocacy efforts to make sustainable change in their communities
Share Our Press Release
T1International launched the campaign on May 17. A press release will was sent to media contacts and published on our website. Please share it!
Visit The Landing Page
The page features dates, history, and information about the history of insulin.
Join Our 100 Voices
Share your quote (no more than 100 words) about the impacts you have experienced due to high insulin prices with [email protected]. Make sure to include your name and location. These will be posted on our social media channels throughout the campaign.
Host A Video Watch Party
T1International is working with Miss Diabetes to create an animation video for the campaign, which will be released on July 27th (100 years after insulin was first successfully isolated). We are encouraging viewing parties on or after that date to educate family, friends and co-workers about the reality of pharma’s greed. Prepare for your Watch Party using this document. The video is here.
Don't forget to take a screenshot, share it on social media, tag @t1international, and use the campaign hashtags (#AdvocateDontCelebrate, #FromGiftToGreed, #insulin100, #insulin4all)–and let us know how it went!
Donate to Keep our Pharma Free Fight Going
Boost the Campaign on Social Media
Help us get the word out! Starting May 17th, post graphics from this folder, and share the below sample posts on social media. Feel free to adapt them, but please use the hashtags (listed below) so we can amplify! You can tag us, too!
Banting said, “Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world.” The discoverers sold their patent for $1 each so it could be mass produced & widely available. Today, 3 companies rake in profits that cost countless patients their lives. #advocatedontcelebrate #insulin4all
Did you know that insulin was not available in some African countries until the 1980’s? In many parts of the world it is STILL not available. For every two people alive with #t1d, one didn’t survive because of the reality of a lack of #insulin4all. #advocatedontcelebrate
Insulin was meant to be a gift to the world. 100 years ago in 1921, the Canadian discoverers saved millions of lives & intended for #insulin4all to be reality. The greed of the pharmaceutical industry turned insulin into a price-gouging tool. #advocatedontcelebrate
We must not celebrate 100 years of insulin. We must advocate and hold the insulin manufacturers accountable. #advocatedontcelebrate #insulin4all
After vowing that insulin would not be something to profit on, the discoverers sold their patent for $1 CAD each and passed the rights to the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co. so that it could be mass produced and widely available. Banting famously said, ‘’Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world.’’ Since then, prices have skyrocketed - making billions in profit for pharma and killing countless patients because they cannot afford the cost.
Did you know that insulin was not officially available in Panamá until the 1960's and not available in Zimbabwe until the 1980’s? In many parts of the world it is STILL not available. For every two people alive with type 1 diabetes, one didn’t make it because of the stark reality that insulin is not available or affordable.
Insulin was meant to be a gift to the world. 100 years ago in 1921, the Canadian discoverers saved millions of lives. They intended for #insulin4all to be reality. Instead, the greed of the pharmaceutical industry turned insulin into a price-gouging tool. We must not celebrate 100 years of insulin. We must advocate and hold the insulin manufacturers accountable.