how to avoid diabetes type 1

I am fortunate to have good insurance, for now. If I did not, I would have to use Walmart’s inexpensive insulin products as the cost would be far too much. I do pay a higher copay for Humalog because my insurance prefers Novolog. I tried it for several months and had terrible control, so went back to Humalog at a higher price. I cannot imagine my control if I had to go back to Regular. The costs of side effects mount. I go on Medicare in a couple of years and worry that this will indeed be the case. I have purchased Walmart Regular for an acquaintance who had no money, no insulin and no assistance. The control achieved was better than death, which was the other option, but not good at all. I don’t understand how the costs can have risen so dramatically over such a short period of time. The charts are damning to insulin companies who have us at their mercy. Drs. Banting and Best would be horrified by the corporate greed.
Of course, hikes in the price of insulin keeping a lot of people deprived of it. If authorities are not able to lower down the price, they can at least go for a price shift. Increase price on something else that not people use as a general basis and decrease the price on insulin,  I’m a customer for life, you can guarantee I will be buying insulin forever. Why worry about large profit margins when $5 per vial x 3 vials a month x 12 months a year x 70 year life expectancy x number of diabetics would be plenty, Smaller vials of insulin for children. When my son was first diagnosed, we would toss over 90% of our vials since he used so little. Was not given the choice of penfills til later. Lots of waste, I want to know why Insulin is not priced similar to aspirin. I think it is because people die without insulin. The research was done by Banting. Just give us a generic.
I want to know why these insulins cost $40 a pack of five in Turkey and a hundred times that in the US, Highly upset with cost factor being associated with insurance company only offering humalog as a choice(which does not work for us) and not novolog,  I have been a T1D for 24 years. I am currently without medical insurance so am having to pay out of pocket for my Humalog & Lantus, If I purchase insulin with insurance it is $400.00 a vial if I purchase without insulin or prescription it is $25.00. Which would you do,  If I didn’t have insurance, I would not be able to afford insulin, and I would have to stop all injections. Why is insulin so expensive, Nothing hard to discuss about this. WE need insulin on a daily basis to LIVE! It has got to be more affordable to be able to do this.
I would argue that the main focus is not even the presidential race, but Congress and the other ballot items relating to healthcare and diabetes, Should have been made available long before “early voting” started two weeks ago. This last minute data is just that … “last minute”. Good, but timing is terrible. Planning ahead would have been much better, All of the Frank Sinatra in the world, won’t help these children when they grow up into adults, and face the horrific burden of heathcare and pharma cost as young adults. For many, it will just be a challenge, for others, it will translate into barriers to healthcare. You can’t pay more than a mortgage a month worth of out of pocket costs, and have much quality of life,
One limitation with surveys like this is that unless you have personally experienced a program/coach/device/feature/tool you are not qualified to comment on its potential. So few people have committed to using so many of these for a sufficient time duration, coupled with sufficient training and sufficient support that the results are not necessarily representative of long term results. They are however a good indicator of first impressions and assumptions.
Halle Berry always confuses me. She stated she was Type 1 but got off insulin. Not possible!!! I think she was confused/ misinformed about her diabetes. She probably has type 2 and was able to get off the shots as a type 2. No way she was type 1 if she doesn’t have to take shots anymore,  I know what these ladies are going through.I have been a diabetic for 23 years on this coming Monday it’s not have been a sweet journey.but I am still taking pills no shots, Millions of people have diabetes so who really cares about these 5 “famous” celebrities, Jeannie Ackerman _ Well said ___ I could care less about celebrities with diabetes, Did Selma’s gestational diabetes continue after the birth of her child or are you participating in faux news, Wow! Ladies, take care of yourselves. Watch that blood sugar! Been there; done that.
I am almost ready to get off insulin because my sugars are going low from my eating a healthier diet and exercising. Next is to get off the pills,
My Aunt is T2D… there’s a food supplement that help her a lot from managing her blood sugar blood presures and her weight loose. This also saves her Legs from Amputation. way back 2 years ago. I want to introduce to you the super brand food supplements, Well that’s highly dangerous advice!!! Diabetes is carbohydrate intolerance! Carbs turn to glucose in the blood stream causing spikes then drops. You wouldn’t give someone with a peanut allergy a few peanuts so why give diabetics carbs?! The effect is the same! If the NHS actually treated the root cause of diabetes rather as just the symptoms then everyone would be healthier and we would cost the NHS far less money!
Look up Dr Richard K Bernstein. He’s 80 odd n is T1. He uses low carb high fat diets for ALL his patients (T1 and T2). A lot of them have reversed complications and T2s have been able to stop or massively reduce medications and T1s have reduced the insulin doses too!! LCHF also massively reduces people’s weight too if they’re overweight!

Michelle Cervantes

Michelle Cervantes

Hi, I'm Michelle and I am a committed campaigner for the promotion of healthier lifestyles. I love my mom, I've tried to have a healthier lifestyle for my mom. Everyone should be happy and healthy life

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