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‘‘It would be cheaper for me to die’’

‘‘It would be cheaper for me to die’’

Since sharing our initial survey data about out-of-pocket costs for insulin and diabetes supplies, we have received even more responses. With an overwhelming number of USA respondents, our survey has collected comment after comment about the outrageous costs faced by Americans who must contend with this financial burden... Read more

Exorbitant Diabetes Costs Must be Addressed

Exorbitant Diabetes Costs Must be Addressed

The WHO has chosen ‘beat diabetes’ as the theme for World Health Day this year, ignoring those who cannot afford or obtain their vital and essential medicines. The theme is insensitive and ignorant to those living with diabetes whose lives are most in jeopardy... Read more

My Fight for Information

My Fight for Information

Diabetes has been a big part of my life for a long time, but during my fall semester of my senior year at university in my International Social Work class, I decided to focus on diabetes and access to resources, specifically insulin. Read more

Taking Action Against Discrimination in Kuwait

Taking Action Against Discrimination in Kuwait

The most pressing diabetes issue in my country, Kuwait, is discrimination against people diagnosed with diabetes. This discrimination happens in social and work contexts, or even among peers and family members. Read more

T1International Year in Review: 2015

T1International Year in Review: 2015

A lot has happened in the past year, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the summary with you. We’ve split it into sections so you can skip to what most interests you, but we recommend reading it all! Read more

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

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