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Global Advocacy Success Series: Lejla Druškić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Global Advocacy Success Series: Lejla Druškić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lejla Druškić, Global Advocate from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a fearless speaker. Since joining T1International’s Global Advocacy Network in July 2021, she has been an invited speaker at the 3rd annual Congress of Diabetologists and Endocrinologists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving as a patient representative on a panel of patients and healthcare providers. Read more

Press Release: Human Rights Watch Calls Out Unaffordable Insulin as Human Rights Crisis

Press Release: Human Rights Watch Calls Out Unaffordable Insulin as Human Rights Crisis

A report from Human Rights Watch powerfully illustrates the human impact of sky-high insulin prices through the testimony of 18 insulin-dependent people living with diabetes in the United States.

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T1International Statement on HR 6833 and the Affordable Insulin Now Act Vote

T1International Statement on HR 6833 and the Affordable Insulin Now Act Vote

On Thursday, March 31st, the US House of Representatives voted to pass a $35 insulin copay cap. The bill now heads to the Senate. While a $35 copay cap on insulin would impact many people, T1International is calling on the Senate to pass a true price cap on insulin for everyone, especially those without insurance. Read more

The Next 100 Years of Insulin

The Next 100 Years of Insulin

For some, the first 100 years of insulin has been a great, life-affirming success. For others, it has been a failure, where leaders and organizations in power have chosen profits over the lives and welfare of human beings. So how will we shape the next 100 years? Read more

6 Strategies for Ethical Patient Engagement

6 Strategies for Ethical Patient Engagement

More and more organisations today, from NGOs to global health alliances, are expressing a need for patient engagement and claiming to be patient-informed. As a patient-led organisation, we have noted that patient engagement is often well-intentioned but misguided. While patients might be acknowledged as experts on an event flyer or web page, that expert status does not necessarily mean they are compensated equitably or that their perspectives are valued and/or integrated comparably to other accepted experts, such as physicians or academic researchers. Read more

T1International’s 2021 Top Ten

T1International’s 2021 Top Ten

Another year of challenges and outrage, another year of incredible advocacy by our T1International Community! For 2021, we’ve decided to create a Top 10 list of some of our biggest collective achievements. Read more

Greed v. Alec’s Law: Oral Argument at the Eighth Circuit

Greed v. Alec’s Law: Oral Argument at the Eighth Circuit

T1International is proud to join T1International’s Minnesota #insulin4all Chapter and patient advocates at the oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Eighth Circuit) in support of upholding Minnesota’s Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act (Alec’s Law) on December 15, 2021. Read more

T1International Publishes Survey on Type 1 Diabetes, COVID, and Insulin Rationing

T1International Publishes Survey on Type 1 Diabetes, COVID, and Insulin Rationing

In September 2021, T1International’s latest out-of-pocket cost survey was published in the Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. Conducted every two years, this study is the most comprehensive patient-led out-of-pocket cost survey for people living with type 1 diabetes. Read more

T1International Advocates Win: WHO Adds Long-Acting Insulin Analogues to EML

T1International Advocates Win: WHO Adds Long-Acting Insulin Analogues to EML

T1International’s global community of people living with and affected by diabetes and their allies celebrates a monumental advocacy win as the World Health Organization announced the addition of long-acting insulin analogues to the Model List of Essential medicines (EML). Read more

T1International Hosts 3rd Annual #insulin4all Workshop

T1International Hosts 3rd Annual #insulin4all Workshop

Join us for T1International’s annual #insulin4all Workshop: Advocate, Don’t Celebrate. This event is an opportunity for advocates from around the world to learn from each other, build community, and take action in the fight for #insulin4all. Read more