As we continue to live with and manage COVID-19, we can’t forget about the many Americans who may also be working to manage their chronic diseases, like diabetes. People with diabetes may be at greater risk of experiencing complications if infected by the virus. However, the risk of severe symptoms is likely to be lower if their diabetes is well-managed. That means affordable access to products like insulin is important at a time like this. Over the last decade, insulin prices set by pharmaceutical manufacturers have risen by nearly 300 percent. For some, these price increases may be putting the drug out of reach or causing people to make difficult decisions, according to the American Diabetes Association. With more than 34 million Americans currently living with diabetes and 1.5 million diagnosed every year, there needs to be a solution to help more people have access to affordable insulin.
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