Cash-strapped patient with diabetes who turn to low-cost “Walmart Insulins” could be putting their lives at risk, an expert warns.
Two-liter bottle of soda increased 64 percent; price of diet drinks jumped, too
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.
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.