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What is Needed to Improve Affordability of Insulin?

What is Needed to Improve Affordability of Insulin?

We have dozens of insulin products on the market, consisting of human, animal, and analog insulins. Many of the originator products are off patent or soon coming off patent, allowing for generics and biosimilars to enter the market. Yet availability of affordable insulin continues to be a problem... Read more

Raise Your Voice for #insulin4all

Raise Your Voice for #insulin4all

I have had type 1 diabetes for 20 years and in that time, the tools and medication I have used to treat it and the education and information I have had access to have changed greatly... Read more

Putting a Price Tag on Prescriptions

In 2016, the NHS may put price tags on prescription medicines that cost more than £20, with the note ‘funded by the UK taxpayer’. This idea has sparked much debate... Read more

How You Can Help Refugees Living With Diabetes

How You Can Help Refugees Living With Diabetes

The photo of young Aylan Kurdi has focused world attention on the plight of refugees. His tragic death has shocked many and is a reminder that we are living amidst the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Less well known are struggles of refugees with type 1 diabetes. Read more

The Climb

The Climb

I climbed a mountain today. In fact, I climbed the highest mountain in Wales (elevation 1,085 metres or 3,560 feet) and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. Read more

Two Stories of Type 1 Diabetes in Kenya

It was in late 2002 that I started falling ill. I thought I had malaria and I went to the pharmacy and bought antimalarial drugs. I took the drugs but I didn’t improve, so I decided to go to the hospital... Read more

1922

1922

“We felt it more humanitarian to prolong the lives of many old and faithful patients rather than attempt to secure marvelous results in a few.” This quote is from Dr. Elliott Joslin regarding his first experiences treating patients with insulin in 1922. Read more

What Should Change in Diabetes?

What Should Change in Diabetes?

We at T1International definitely desire multiple changes when it comes to diabetes, but to keep things relatively short I will focus on one. Read more

The Puzzle of Type 1 Diabetes

The Puzzle of Type 1 Diabetes

Unlike many other health conditions (not all, but many!) that require a simple treatment – one medication, one procedure, one emergency routine, etc. – treating type 1 diabetes is like putting together a puzzle. There are so many pieces that need to be put together correctly in order to have a fair chance at a full life with type 1 diabetes. Read more

What’s The Deal With Generic Insulin?

What’s The Deal With Generic Insulin?

At first glance it would seem that generic forms of insulin (versions created when patents expire) should be making a significant impact on global insulin prices and therefore the ability of people to access insulin. On closer inspection it is clear that they have not yet made a noticeable effect. Read more