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In response to the same sugar water challenge, the group that had been shoveling in fat ended up with twice the blood sugar.
With the average price of insulin skyrocketing in recent years – nearly tripling between 20 – more and more of our family members, our friends, our neighbors and ourselves are faced with tough choices to pay for this lifesaving drug. More than 257,900 people have signed the American Diabetes Association’s petition to support those struggling with insulin affordability. For millions of Americans living with diabetes, access to insulin is literally a matter of life and death. It’s something we need, and the prices just keep going up.
Hear firsthand from people who rely on insulin and their caregivers about how insulin costs are affecting their lives and health. There’s a lot of support in the diabetes community, but at the end of the day you’re still the one living with it and it’s your life that’s at stake.
If you take young, healthy people and split them up into two groups, half on a fat-rich diet, and the other half on a carb-rich diet, within just two days, this is what happens.
The glucose intolerance skyrockets in the fatty diet group.
For me, my employment is driven by the benefits package.
When I first met Dan, diabetes was one of the first things we talked about.
It could be due to the fact that I have no filter, nor do my outspoken friends.
We all became immediately curious after noticing his pump, which I initially thought was an old-school pager (which in a way it is).
And so, with nowhere to go, sugar levels would rise and rise.