Excitingly, the WHO has chosen to highlight Universal Health Coverage in 2018 by choosing it as the theme for World Health Day on April 7th. At T1International, we will use the day to continue to highlight the importance of Universal Health Coverage for people with type 1 diabetes. Read more
“Access to insulin is a human right”: this was the central theme during a gathering of #insulin4all advocates in Cincinnati on March 25th. The group came together to focus on regional action in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana regarding insulin pricing. Advocate Angela Lautner shares her perspective. Read more
We applaud the Commission’s aim to propose bold and practical ways to curb the world’s leading causes of death and illness, and we are in complete agreement with the WHO’s support for universal health care. Patients and organizations supporting #insulin4all are eager to assist you and the staff at the World Health Organization. Read more
More than a dozen people from all over the New York City metropolitan area gathered on February 8th at the historic LGBT Center on 13th Street in Manhattan to discuss insulin access issues in America. Read more
Highlights from 2017 include an in-person demonstration outside of Eli Lilly HQ, launch of the first ever online diabetes access advocacy training, and a visit to Uganda to plan advocacy actions with Warriors there. Read more
I want people to understand that type 1 diabetes is not just something that people manage by simply taking some medicine and getting on their way. For many, it invades every part of our life, every day, and sometimes every minute. It sucks joy and causes unhinging worry. Read more
We call upon the Government of Canada to clarify whether or not type 1 diabetes qualifies for the Disability Tax Credit program, and for the government to remove all unnecessary barriers to insulin and supply access for people with diabetes. We support calls for the creation of a national universal pharmacare program, a frequently stated priority of the Canadian government, and note such a program would render this entire debate moot. Read more
I joined dozens of people impacted by the rising cost of insulin in the USA in protest of those prices in front of Eli Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Some had traveled many hours to join the protest, but one thing was made clear, we wanted to ensure that Eli Lilly heard our voices. We were passionate in our outcry for change and jointly understood that not saying anything is simply not an option.
Patients and those who support us will be demonstrating outside of Eli Lilly HQ in Indianapolis on Saturday, September 9th 2017. See the full post for more information and join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/insulin4allAction/ if you can be there.
In the wake of rising insulin prices in the United States and recent threats to public health safety nets like Medicaid, patients with type 1 diabetes are becoming increasingly more vulnerable. As a member of the T1D community and a rising second year Masters student at the Yale School of Public Health, Samantha Willner is hoping to shed light on the terrible sacrifices members of the T1D community in the U.S. have had to make in order to get the medicine they need to live. Read more