There is an active community around the world fighting for improved local and global access issues for people with diabetes. Recently, people with diabetes held a day of online action and demonstrated outside Eli Lilly HQ in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The #insulin4all campaign was launched in the lead up to World Diabetes Day in 2014 by The Pendsey Trust and T1International. Although World Diabetes Day began in 1991 in order to “draw attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world”, the charities felt that the true spirit of the day had been lost.
Many people living with type 1 diabetes struggle to survive because they cannot afford or access their life-saving insulin, blood glucose strips, or basic healthcare. Others are caught in conflict where there is little humanitarian assistance for people with diabetes. Many suffer complications and premature death without one or more of the pieces of the diabetes puzzle.
The #insulin4all campaign continued in 2015 and 2016, supported by The Access Alliance, to raise awareness of the most pressing diabetes issues.
You can support the campaign by submitting your #insulin4all image now.