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Diabetes Debt: 3 Stories

Diabetes Debt: 3 Stories

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 38 years ago (March of 1979), my insulin cost my parents $10 a vial. Now, my co-pay for my insulin is $40 for the brand my insurance company wants me to use, or $60 for the brand that works better for me. If I choose to use my local pharmacy, and get my supplies for 3 months at a time, I have to pay the full amount of $120 for each Rx. If I use the insurance company and get everything via the mail, I only save $20. Read more

The Cold Cost of American Capitalism

The Cold Cost of American Capitalism

My life is a roller coaster ride of uncertainty. I just want the tools I need to manage my life and to experience a semblance of happiness. Instead, I am squabbling with insurance and pharmaceutical companies to provide the care that I believe is my natural human right. The injustices experienced by type 1 diabetics in this country amount to a form of massacre. Read more

Diabetes and the “American Dream”

Diabetes and the “American Dream”

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 12, after my mom noticed I had lost an extreme amount of weight after three days at summer camp. She had my uncle, a type 2 diabetic test my blood sugar, like he had many times before because of my fascination with medical equipment. Except this time, something was wrong. Read more

America is Number 1 - in Diabetes Costs

America is Number 1 - in Diabetes Costs

Everyone likes being #1, and Americans are no exception. Few Americans will be celebrating that they have the world’s highest out of pocket costs for insulin and other life-saving diabetes supplies. Read more

Patients vs. Pharma: Hagens Berman files complaint against 'Big Three' insulin producers

Patients vs. Pharma: Hagens Berman files complaint against 'Big Three' insulin producers

The law firm Hagens Berman has filed a complaint against Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi, the ‘big three’ pharmaceutical companies that hold a near-monopoly on the insulin market. People living with type 1 diabetes will be the plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit, which alleges that Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi have unjustly inflated their prices. Read more

Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk: More Empty Promises

Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk: More Empty Promises

Outrage at soaring insulin prices in the USA has been increasing. More patients and families are speaking out against unaffordable costs for life-saving medication than ever before. In response, two of the 'Big Three' insulin makers (who control over 90% of the insulin market) have recently made moves to combat this anger. Read more

T1International Statement on ADA Insulin Price Petition

T1International Statement on ADA Insulin Price Petition

It is fantastic to see a large diabetes organization speaking out in this way. However, we feel that the ADA’s language around the call for price transparency does not go far enough. Read more

Sign the Type 1 Diabetes Access Charter

Sign the Type 1 Diabetes Access Charter

T1International is advocating for insulin and other vital diabetes supplies to be made available for everyone with diabetes through their Type 1 Diabetes Access Charter. Read more

“The SOADI Road to Wellness” Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

“The SOADI Road to Wellness” Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

Since 1997, the Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative has been leading the way throughout Ontario in the pursuit for Indigenous health and wellness. Read more

Interview: Open Insulin

Interview: Open Insulin

Currently we’re working on a novel method to produce human insulin, which is not patented, and as far as I know is not patentable. There are variations on normal human insulin to make them longer or shorter acting, which involve very small changes to the sequence that codes for human insulin... Read more