American Diabetes Association Launches Insulin Affordability Website
September 22, 2017 § Leave a comment
Possessing more than three decades of medical experience, Dr. Lamont Tyler serves patients as medical director of OSF Medical Group Eastern Region Specialty Physician Services in Illinois. Apart from his day-to-day professional pursuits, Dr. Lamont Tyler supports many nonprofits, including the American Diabetes Association.
In conjunction with the Stand Up for Affordable Insulin initiative, the American Diabetes Association recently launched a new website aimed at raising awareness of the rising costs of insulin. The web portal also contains a petition that people can sign to lobby key stakeholders in the insulin industry to be more transparent and develop programs to help provide access to insulin for low-income individuals. The petition also asks for Congressional hearings regarding the steep increase in the cost of insulin in recent years.
Stand Up For Affordable Insulin, which can be accessed at makeinsulinaffordable.org, is a tool the American Diabetes Association believes will be valuable in the advocacy effort for insulin affordability. It contains pertinent information about insulin price increases, as well as testimonials from diabetes sufferers about how these rising costs have had an impact on their treatment and their lives.