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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

#insulin4all Demonstration Outside Sanofi in Paris

#insulin4all Demonstration Outside Sanofi in Paris

On the 8th of January, members of Diabète et Méchant, the French Chapter of T1International, demonstrated in front of Sanofi’s headquartered in Paris against their insulin price policy. The demonstration was meant to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the first successful injection of insulin in 1922. Read more

T1International Year in Review: 2019

T1International Year in Review: 2019

We have had a truly incredible year. Unprecedented growth is the only way to put it. The global insulin crisis continues, but the momentum to counter this crisis is growing, thanks to patients around the world standing up and fighting for their right to health. Below, we share a summary of our highlights and biggest achievements, thanks to your donations, your advocacy, and your dedication to ensuring #insulin4all becomes a reality. Read more

Kentuckians Demand Legislation to Address Insulin Costs, Not Pharma-Funded Talking Points

Kentuckians Demand Legislation to Address Insulin Costs, Not Pharma-Funded Talking Points

Anything short of these 3 things mean that there will still be Kentuckians who suffer and possibly die. Money from the “big 3” insulin makers is influencing established advocacy groups across the United States, including some of the testimony heard at the August 21st ommittee meeting. When ideas are proposed that specifically remove blame and accountability from Pharma, it may be a key indicator of who is funding that group. Read more

#insulin4all Workshop & Vigil

#insulin4all Workshop & Vigil

In September 2019, T1International held our first ever two-day #insulin4all workshop for USA Chapters. The purpose of the workshop was to bring Chapter Leaders together and build their skills and advocating power to push for more affordable, accessible insulin and supplies. About 45 people from about 20 Chapters across the USA came to Indianapolis for the workshop, which included a third annual event outside of Eli Lilly taking the form of a vigil to honor lives lost due to rationing. Read more

Novo Nordisk Meeting: 2 Executives, 2 Doctors, 1 Patient

Novo Nordisk Meeting: 2 Executives, 2 Doctors, 1 Patient

Although Lars said that he is “Not shying away from anything that costs money,” it was clear that he was not going to lower the list price. I’m not holding my breath and we, the diabetes community, are not going to wait. Only legislation will ensure insulin is truly accessible and affordable for all. We will not stop until that is the reality because our lives depend on it. Read more

Colorado’s Insulin Price Cap: A Foundation to Build Upon

Colorado’s Insulin Price Cap: A Foundation to Build Upon

With Governor Polis’ declaration that “the days of insulin price gouging are over in Colorado,” news outlets across the country published stories with headlines about the $100 price cap, patients lauded Colorado’s big step forward, and lawmakers from other states voiced interest in following suit. This bill was a victory for Colorado #insulin4all advocates. But with every victory, it is necessary to look beyond the headlines and explore the small print. Read more