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Global Type 1 Diabetes Coronavirus Perspectives

Global Type 1 Diabetes Coronavirus Perspectives

Ten people living with type 1 diabetes share their perspectives about the impact of the coronavirus on their country and their health. Read more

T1International Statement on Insulin Manufacturer's Responses to COVID-19

T1International Statement on Insulin Manufacturer's Responses to COVID-19

The best way for insulin manufacturers to demonstrate their commitment to patient health would be for them to permanently lower their list price, which would make low-cost insulin easier to acquire and apply to every patient who needs it. Read more

T1International Statement on COVID-19

T1International Statement on COVID-19

As the world grapples with the effects of a global pandemic, the situation is evolving quickly and the short and long-term impacts are still unclear. What is clear is that the COVID-19 crisis stresses the need to approach healthcare as a human right. The crisis also emphasizes the need for international cooperation to fix global health problems. There must be global solidarity in the fight for #insulin4all and universal access to healthcare. Read more

Insulin Access Issues Affect People From All Walks of Life

Insulin Access Issues Affect People From All Walks of Life

In 1990, when I was 6 years old, I was diagnosed with insulin dependent type 1 diabetes. In 1996, I could purchase 1 vial of insulin for about $20 without insurance. Today, a vial of the same insulin that I have taken for 24 years costs somewhere between $250 and $400 in the United States1. There is no logical or scientific reason for this. To put things in perspective, in Canada, the same insulin costs about 1/10th of the price. Read more

Type 1 diabetes Advocacy in Mexico

Type 1 diabetes Advocacy in Mexico

This movement’s objective is to influence public policies for the benefit of people living with T1D in this country. We need your help. We need to learn from diabetes advocates in other countries and from their experience to change the lives of others and learn tools to raise our voice to make change happen. We believe that we can be stronger together. Read more

T1International Advocates Attend State of the Union to advocate for #insulin4all

T1International Advocates Attend State of the Union to advocate for #insulin4all

Some of the most important advocacy often happens in the shadows – in small meeting rooms, online, in the hours of pouring over legislation and building factsheets and bringing together a community fighting for change. Those efforts, full of blood sweat and tears, are paying off, even if it is not obvious. However, sometimes those efforts result in a chance to represent your community in a significant and public way. We are thrilled that so many advocates impacted by type 1 diabetes were invited to the 2020 State of the Union. Two of those advocates share their perspectives here. Read more

T1International Launches Communities of Color Campaign

T1International Launches Communities of Color Campaign

As the celebration of Black History Month is underway in the United States, T1International is launching its Communities of Color campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the need for better representation and genuine inclusion of people of color (PoC) within the diabetes community and to encourage participation and inclusion of PoC in the #insulin4all movement fighting for access to affordable insulin and diabetes care. Read more

#insulin4all Really Has to Mean "For All"

#insulin4all Really Has to Mean "For All"

Having type 2 diabetes comes with a lot of misconceptions. People think that the disease always comes down to "lifestyle choices" like overeating sugar, or being obese. But for a person like me, genetics plays a factor. For others, insulin resistance is an inevitability. People living with type 2 diabetes are often told they've done it to themselves, and take on a lot of misplaced blame for an illness we didn't ask for -- that no one asks for.
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T1International Statement on Brexit

T1International Statement on Brexit

We stand ready to hold the UK government to account on the provision of healthcare for UK citizens with type 1 diabetes over the coming months and years. We will strongly resist any erosion of the current provision of essential medicine and supplies, medical devices or support services for patients with type 1 diabetes in the UK. Read more

What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

The goal of T1International, despite being an organization predominantly advocating for patients with type 1 diabetes and having “T1” in its name, is to help all people with diabetes gain access to the medication and supplies they need to survive. When it comes down to it, does it really matter which type of diabetes one lives with? Are those without type 1 diabetes less worthy of help? Read more