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Diabetes & Insulin Rationing

In this episode we cover the tragic story of Antavia Gotitall Lee-Worsham, a young diabetic woman forced to ration her insulin due to absurdly high costs. And we highlight T1Diabetes…
January 6, 2023

Diabetes & Insulin Rationing

In this episode we cover the tragic story of Antavia Gotitall Lee-Worsham, a young diabetic woman forced to ration her insulin due to absurdly high costs. And we highlight T1Diabetes Journey, the organization created by Antroinette Worsham, who is fighting to change laws and prevent more deaths.

 

Visit the T1 Diabetes Journey website, https://www.t1diabetesjourney.org/ , to learn more about diabetes, access resources, and to support their advocacy efforts. Follow the T1Diabetes Journey on Instagram @t1diabetesjourney, Facebook @t1diabetesjourn, and Twitter @T1diabetesjourn. 

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected].

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrusPod.

 

Audio Clip

Trump’s broken promises by T1DIABETES JOURNEY INC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmj9bpiJlQs

 

Resources

My Daughter Lost Her Life By Rationing Her Insulin: It’s Time Congress Steps Up to Prevent More Deaths by Antroinette Worsham

https://blavity.com/insulin-diabetes-mother-daughter-congress?category1=opinion&category2=politics

 

After Losing Daughter to Diabetes, A Mother Protests Over Insulin Prices by Marcelle Hutchins

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/11/21/insulin-prices-diabetes-antroinette-worsham

 

Testimony of Antroinette Worsham before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Hearing on “Examining the Actions of Drug Companies in Raising Prescription Drug Prices”

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/GO/GO00/20190129/108817/HHRG-116-GO00-Wstate-WorshamA-20190129.pdf

 

What is Diabetes? by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html

 

How Race and Ethnicity Affect Diabetes Prevalence, Management, and Complications by Julia Kenney, Matthew Garza, and Eliza Skoler

https://diatribe.org/how-race-and-ethnicity-affect-diabetes-prevalence-management-and-complications

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