Diabetes is rough right? Even with a CGM and around the clock basal insulin from a pump, most days are still a grind! But staggeringly, across the globe insulin prices are accounting for up to 40% of monthly expenses, and people are walking 100 miles to get a prescription. Elizabeth Rowley, founder of T1International, is digging deep to gain awareness to the disparities in care and often inadequate access to standards in daily management, like strips and insulin. They campaign for systemic change that not only meets daily needs, but aims to solve the underlying issues in healthcare. If you’d ever like more information on the subject of diabetes across the globe, they are the knowledge hub.
We enjoyed the conversation with Elizabeth, challenging us to open our eyes to the diabetes experience outside of the US.
- Elizabeth met her husband, also a T1D, after reaching out to the UK diabetes community.
- T1International – Vision: We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes – no matter where they live – has everything they need to survive and achieve their dreams.
- The American Diabetes Association® announced a resolution and the launch of a petition calling on all entities in the insulin supply chain to increase transparency and to ensure that no person with diabetes is denied affordable access to insulin. – CLICK HERE to read more.
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