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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

#insulin4all Demonstration Outside Sanofi in Paris

#insulin4all Demonstration Outside Sanofi in Paris

On the 8th of January, members of Diabète et Méchant, the French Chapter of T1International, demonstrated in front of Sanofi’s headquartered in Paris against their insulin price policy. The demonstration was meant to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the first successful injection of insulin in 1922. Read more

T1International Year in Review: 2019

T1International Year in Review: 2019

We have had a truly incredible year. Unprecedented growth is the only way to put it. The global insulin crisis continues, but the momentum to counter this crisis is growing, thanks to patients around the world standing up and fighting for their right to health. Below, we share a summary of our highlights and biggest achievements, thanks to your donations, your advocacy, and your dedication to ensuring #insulin4all becomes a reality. Read more

Kentuckians Demand Legislation to Address Insulin Costs, Not Pharma-Funded Talking Points

Kentuckians Demand Legislation to Address Insulin Costs, Not Pharma-Funded Talking Points

Anything short of these 3 things mean that there will still be Kentuckians who suffer and possibly die. Money from the “big 3” insulin makers is influencing established advocacy groups across the United States, including some of the testimony heard at the August 21st ommittee meeting. When ideas are proposed that specifically remove blame and accountability from Pharma, it may be a key indicator of who is funding that group. Read more

340B, An Under-Utilized Program that May Help

340B, An Under-Utilized Program that May Help

I got 20 vials of Humalog insulin for $17.40. If you live in the USA, you may be able to, too. Through the little known and vastly underused 340B program, drug makers provide discounted medicine to anyone willing to cut through some red tape. Read more

#insulin4all Workshop & Vigil

#insulin4all Workshop & Vigil

In September 2019, T1International held our first ever two-day #insulin4all workshop for USA Chapters. The purpose of the workshop was to bring Chapter Leaders together and build their skills and advocating power to push for more affordable, accessible insulin and supplies. About 45 people from about 20 Chapters across the USA came to Indianapolis for the workshop, which included a third annual event outside of Eli Lilly taking the form of a vigil to honor lives lost due to rationing. Read more

People Over Profit Might Have Saved Jeremy

People Over Profit Might Have Saved Jeremy

It is essential that we change all this. There has to be some way to get insulin, and the best insulin that works for people, at an affordable price for those who need it. Insulin is a life and death situation, not something where if you do not take it you will not be as healthy. My son couldn’t afford his insulin, and he never should have been in that position, but now he’s gone. Read more