Unfortunately, insulin prices have risen dramatically over the past 10 years.
From 2014 to 2019, the average cash price for insulins climbed substantially — the average price per insulin unit rose 47%, from $0.23 to $0.34. However, just over the last year, it’s dropped nearly 6%, to about $0.32.
In addition to that, there are other diabetes supplies, such as a glucose monitor, test strips, lancets, patches, and a safe place to store used syringes or pens. It could easily cost someone without insurance $1,300 per month to care for the condition.
We have thousands of lethal cases because a lot of diabetics cannot afford insulin as well as other diabetes supplies. For other people talking and sharing knowledge will bring them support and let them lose any sense of being different - it’s a tough call, but life with diabetes doesn’t have to be all that bad. Let’s share what we know. Spread the word!