What a lot of people don’t understand is that not being able to afford insulin for a Type 1 diabetic is a death sentence.

 

Prescriptions:

Humalog, Lisinopril, Hydrochlorothiazde, Rosuvastatin and Basaglar

Member of the Indiana chapter of Insulin for All, Craig Miller was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 18 and has since experienceda high degree of stress and worry over cost and access to life-saving medicine and supplies. Over the years, Miller has stolen insulin, rationed insulin, ordered insulin from other countries, and traveled a long distance in search of free samples. He’s now on a pump, which will help to reduce diabetes-related complications such as blindness, kidney and heart damage, and other life-threatening diseases but the cost of his equipment and supplies is prohibitive, even with employer-sponsored health insurance. Miller says he will need to spend more than $800 a month – almost as much as he pays in rent – to stay alive