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T1International Statement on Executive Orders

T1International Statement on Executive Orders

On Friday afternoon, President Trump released four executive orders intended to lower drug prices, including two targeted directly at lowering the cost of insulin for patients who rely on it. Despite his assertion that these orders are intended to “completely restructure the prescription drug market,” these orders will not do anything to fix the underlying cause of the insulin crisis in America. Patients will still need to wait months for the rulemaking process to run its course, and likely even longer after that if these orders end up in court. While T1International USA is glad that the administration has stated that making insulin more affordable is a priority, these orders miss the mark. We don’t need incremental bureaucratic steps as an election approaches - we need transformative change that will make our medicine more affordable now. Read more

T1International Statement on #insulin4all

T1International Statement on #insulin4all

T1International has been made aware of a recent increase in hateful speech, as well as disrespectful and non-collaborative behavior on the #insulin4all hashtag. While hashtags cannot be owned by anyone, T1International’s global work is tied to #insulin4all. As one of the creators of the hashtag, we want to acknowledge our concerns over these issues and set clear lines about what we stand for as an organization, and what we do not. Read more

People with Type 1 Diabetes Take Action After the Explosion in Beirut

People with Type 1 Diabetes Take Action After the Explosion in Beirut

“My first thoughts when it happened was that an earthquake had hit, because the earth shook so hard that I could literally feel tectonic plates shifting. The first thing I did was grab my insulin supplies and run down the stairs.” Read more

T1International Statement on Pharma’s Attempt to Block Minnesota’s Insulin Bill

T1International Statement on Pharma’s Attempt to Block Minnesota’s Insulin Bill

T1International is outraged, though not surprised, to see pharmaceutical companies once again put profit over human lives. On Tuesday, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) filed a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota to challenge the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act. Read more

T1International Statement on World Health Assembly Insulin Resolution Meeting

T1International Statement on World Health Assembly Insulin Resolution Meeting

We were proud that Cyrine Farhat of Lebanon represented T1International, the #insulin4all movement and people living with type 1 diabetes as one of six speakers at a collaborative virtual event about a WHA Resolution on Access to Insulin. Read more

T1International Statement on Insulin Manufacturer's Responses to COVID-19

T1International Statement on Insulin Manufacturer's Responses to COVID-19

The best way for insulin manufacturers to demonstrate their commitment to patient health would be for them to permanently lower their list price, which would make low-cost insulin easier to acquire and apply to every patient who needs it. Read more

T1International Statement on COVID-19

T1International Statement on COVID-19

As the world grapples with the effects of a global pandemic, the situation is evolving quickly and the short and long-term impacts are still unclear. What is clear is that the COVID-19 crisis stresses the need to approach healthcare as a human right. The crisis also emphasizes the need for international cooperation to fix global health problems. There must be global solidarity in the fight for #insulin4all and universal access to healthcare. Read more

T1International Advocates Attend State of the Union to advocate for #insulin4all

T1International Advocates Attend State of the Union to advocate for #insulin4all

Some of the most important advocacy often happens in the shadows – in small meeting rooms, online, in the hours of pouring over legislation and building factsheets and bringing together a community fighting for change. Those efforts, full of blood sweat and tears, are paying off, even if it is not obvious. However, sometimes those efforts result in a chance to represent your community in a significant and public way. We are thrilled that so many advocates impacted by type 1 diabetes were invited to the 2020 State of the Union. Two of those advocates share their perspectives here. Read more

T1International Launches Communities of Color Campaign

T1International Launches Communities of Color Campaign

As the celebration of Black History Month is underway in the United States, T1International is launching its Communities of Color campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the need for better representation and genuine inclusion of people of color (PoC) within the diabetes community and to encourage participation and inclusion of PoC in the #insulin4all movement fighting for access to affordable insulin and diabetes care. Read more

T1International Statement on Brexit

T1International Statement on Brexit

We stand ready to hold the UK government to account on the provision of healthcare for UK citizens with type 1 diabetes over the coming months and years. We will strongly resist any erosion of the current provision of essential medicine and supplies, medical devices or support services for patients with type 1 diabetes in the UK. Read more