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Fighting in Micah's Memory

Fighting in Micah's Memory

Micah rationed his Novalog not only because it made him sick, but because he had difficulty affording both it and the Humalog. As a result of his rationing, Micah ended up in a diabetic coma from which he could not be revived, despite hours of efforts by many medical staff. He died that night at the age of 26. Read more

Losing Meaghan to the Perfect Storm

Losing Meaghan to the Perfect Storm

The perfect storm does not warn you that it will be different than any other you have weathered. On top of her other worries, the company that produced the insulin pump Meaghan was using had recently gone out of business. Without a job or insurance, it was impossible to purchase supplies, much less a different pump. At the time, Meaghan had two short term jobs but had not had them long enough to get insurance. She had another job lined up to start the week after Christmas and she would have been okay. She wasn't.
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#insulin4all Petition Leads to Prescription Drug Pricing Bill for Indiana General Assembly

#insulin4all Petition Leads to Prescription Drug Pricing Bill for Indiana General Assembly

Last month, Hoosiers living with type 1 diabetes delivered to the Indiana General Assembly a petition signed by over 500 people demanding that the House Public Health Committee hear a bill to establish a study committee on rising prescription drug prices. Their efforts have paid off. Committee Chair Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer has set the legislation, House Bill 1029, for hearing on Wednesday, February 6th at 3:30 PM in the House chamber. Read more

T1International Expands USA #insulin4all Work

T1International is excited to announce the expansion of our USA work to address the insulin price crisis in America. Thanks to a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), we have brought on board a US Program Manager consultant to help us build our grassroots State Chapters and give people with type 1 diabetes a stronger presence in policy-making. Read more

8 Reasons Why Insulin is so Outrageously Expensive

8 Reasons Why Insulin is so Outrageously Expensive

Why does insulin cost so much to patients in the USA and around the world? Why is insulin, a widely sold drug of which most forms are now off-patent, so incredibly expensive? These are simple questions, but ones with a number of complicated answers. This post will break some of those answers down and point you in the direction further reading if you want to dive deeper. Read more

T1International Statement on Novo Nordisk and Sanofi Price Hikes

T1International Statement on Novo Nordisk and Sanofi Price Hikes

Sanofi and Novo Nordisk are celebrating the New Year with fresh price hikes on their decades-old insulin products. “Sanofi increased the price of its three main insulin brands by between 4.4 %- 5.2 % last week, while Novo Nordisk increased the price of its insulin products by just under 5% on Tuesday,” the Financial Times article said. Once again, shareholder profits will be increased on the backs of people with diabetes. Read more

Finding Hope, Despite Fear

Finding Hope, Despite Fear

Volunteering for T1International was my greatest accomplishment in 2018. It has been therapeutic in accepting my diagnosis, even if it is 7 years late. Advocating for myself and those like me is healing. Read more

Hoosiers with Diabetes Petition Indiana General Assembly to Study Drug Pricing

Hoosiers with Diabetes Petition Indiana General Assembly to Study Drug Pricing

Hoosiers living with Type 1 diabetes today delivered to the Indiana General Assembly a petition signed by over 500 persons demanding that the House Public Health Committee hear a bill to establish a study committee on rising prescription drug prices. The petition was delivered to House of Representatives Public Health Committee Chair Rep. Cindy Kirchofer and all of the committee members. Read more

T1International Year in Review: 2018

T1International Year in Review: 2018

This is truly only a highlight of our proudest achievements this year, but we have worked in countless other ways to support advocacy and further our mission. We’ve held other meetings, created new resources, covered issues in new countries, been featured as Price fighting Heroes, and we are a partner in the exciting OPEN Project, adding a global access and affordability perspective to an exploration of DIY technology. Read more

T1International Names Nicole Smith-Holt Charity Ambassador

T1International Names Nicole Smith-Holt Charity Ambassador

T1International is proud and honoured to announce that Nicole Smith-Holt as accepted our invitation to serve as T1International Charity Ambassador. Read more