Turning 26 Is A Potential Death Sentence For People With Type 1 Diabetes In America
Forced off their parents’ insurance and faced with high insulin prices, young adults dangerously ration, stockpile, and turn to the black market for the medication they need to stay alive.
This was such a heartbreaking set of human stories - people suffering due to a system that doesn’t provide affordable care to those in need.
“He added that he is supposed to use a new needle tip for his insulin pen each time, but limits himself to one per day because it got “crazy expensive.” He estimated that he doses himself between five and eight times a day, with each dose becoming more painful. Before he switched to pens, he would reuse syringes and needles to inject himself with insulin. He shared a photo with BuzzFeed News of a used needle that bent and broke off inside his body during a regular injection.”Posted on 2019-07-21T19:17:29+0000