When you or someone you love needs insulin and cannot afford it, the choices are scary. With the average price of insulin skyrocketing in recent years – nearly tripling between 2002 and 2013 – more and more of our family members, our friends, our neighbors and ourselves are faced with tough choices to pay for this lifesaving drug.
In the past three years, the type 1 diabetes community has lost at least ten men and women to insulin rationing, because they could not afford to buy enough insulin. Here are some of the names and faces of people who died from rationing insulin. Read more about them here
Insulin is not a luxury drug. It’s not optional. It’s something we need, and the prices just keep going up. There’s a lot of support in the diabetes community, but at the end of the day you’re still the one living with it and it’s your life that’s at stake. That’s scary.” Go to www.insulinforall.com for more info.
This video from the Wall Street Journal shows the flow of money from the pharmaceutical companies to wholesalers (Pharmacy Benefit Manager) to pharmacies to patients. The WSJ does an excellent job of describing this process in the video. A change must be made to change the process and lower the cost of insulin. Sign our petition at:Insulinforall.org.