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Representing Latin America’s Insulin Access Needs at the World Health Assembly Workshop

Representing Latin America’s Insulin Access Needs at the World Health Assembly Workshop

I felt empowered that the voices of those of us living with type 1 diabetes were respectfully listened and taken into account by the WHO. As noted: Patients have power. Being able to represent my country made those words feel real, and it had tremendous value for me. Read more

People with Type 1 Diabetes Take Action After the Explosion in Beirut

People with Type 1 Diabetes Take Action After the Explosion in Beirut

“My first thoughts when it happened was that an earthquake had hit, because the earth shook so hard that I could literally feel tectonic plates shifting. The first thing I did was grab my insulin supplies and run down the stairs.” Read more

Fighting for LGBTQ+ Justice and #insulin4all

Fighting for LGBTQ+ Justice and #insulin4all

Delaying care due to these fears as a queer or trans person is not uncommon in any medical setting, however if you delay care living with diabetes, it can lead to life-threatening complications or even worse. It’s imperative that LGBTQ+ people living with diabetes and other chronic illnesses have the security, affirmation and resources to access the care they need. Read more

An Insulin Resolution is Necessary for Lebanon and the World

An Insulin Resolution is Necessary for Lebanon and the World

Lebanon’s recent financial crisis has caused a dollar shortage that, since September, has restricted the ability of medical supply importers to import vital medical supplies. First it started with masks, gloves, and other protective gear, as well as ventilators and spare parts, and now even essential diabetes supplies are sometimes unavailable. Read more

My Black Diabetic Life Matters

My Black Diabetic Life Matters

When I left the hospital I remember wondering, “Why did my mom have to beg those people to do their job when I was visibly sick?” A few years later after I had dealt with numerous visits, checkups, and insurance calls, I became aware of the medical side of racism. Read more

How Shareholders Benefit from Insulin Price Increases

How Shareholders Benefit from Insulin Price Increases

In March of this year, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh provided evidence that the net price of insulin medicines in the United States had also soared – by 51% between 2008-2017. This indicates that while other intermediaries had benefited from list price increases, the manufacturers had too. This may seem obvious, but having data to prove it is important. Read more

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

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

#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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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