Their Faith, and the Cost of Insulin, Compel Them to Defy the Law

QUINNinsulin“To me, calling out the injustice is an obligation,” she says. “If Jesus was on earth today, what would He be doing? Helping those who need it the most. And our U.S. health care system is failing so many and so miserably that this has become a life or death situation.”

I opened up in a recent interview about my work with speaking out about insulin affordability and what negative affect that has had on my career (still wouldn’t change anything), why my faith draws me to this work, and why I choose to defy the law. Click on the link below to read the full article…

https://sojo.net/articles/their-faith-and-cost-insulin-compel-them-defy-law

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.

To read my full blogpost click below…

https://www.ontrackdiabetes.com/blogs/dateline-diabetes-dish/what-i-saw-insulin4all-rally