The short answer is yes.
For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?
Close to 1 million people in California alone cross to Mexico annually for health care, including to buy prescription drugs.
Insulin prices tripled, then doubled again and now lists over $300 for a single vial. Most people with Type 1 diabetes need multiple vials every month to live.
Our food choices are driven by our “Homer Simpson Brain System” – named after the cartoon character famed for making impulsive decisions.
Research suggests migration between countries can profoundly affect the bacteria that live in our digestive systems, with important implications for our health.
His family thinks their son was rationing his insulin — using less than he needed — to try to make it last until he could afford to buy more.
“′Diabetes in America′ was written to serve as the go-to book for anything you ever wanted to know about diabetes,” says the book’s editor Catherine Cowie, PhD.
The apocalyptic scenarios often painted about the diabetes epidemic are not inevitable, but they are likely if we carry on as we are.