What I Saw at the #Insulin4All Rally

Alec Raeshawn Smith. Shane Patrick Boyle. Antavia Lee Worsham. Seely Weatherell. Danielle DeShae Dunbar. What do these five people have in common? They’ve all lost their lives because of the outrageous cost of insulin in the United States. Sadly, they are just a few of the names of people who’ve died in recent years, as the cost of insulin continues to soar.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my insulin cost around $20 when I first started using it in 1999. Today that same vial is $395 and I go through 2 vials in a month. And this is just ONE of my diabetes prescriptions.

protest4Over the years I’ve become increasingly more passionate about this topic so when I heard the call to join in the #Insulin4all Rally being held on the grounds of pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly and organized by T1International and People of Faith for Access to Affordable Medicines, I booked my plane ticket.

Ever since my brother Will was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nearly 23 years ago (a few years before I was diagnosed), I’ve been convinced that if we want to see a change we must be willing to show up and have our voices heard.

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One thought on “What I Saw at the #Insulin4All Rally

  1. During this war that we are waging there is an elephant in the room. At my local type 1 group that meets four times a year when ever I attempt to invite the elephant to the table I am told that one of the group rules is that politics cannot be discussed. On a recent trip to Charlotte North Carolina I met an adorable fourteen year old young lady that has been type 1 for five years. I saw her CGM on the back of her arm. She told me her CGM was made in Belgium, she was very proud. She also told me all her insulin, pump, CGM and supplies were covered under her country’s healthcare program. At he same time she was telling me how proud she was to be from Belgium I felt a twinge.

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