No Access for Half of those Needing Insulin!

In December 2023, Amsterdam played host to a major global gathering, bringing together more than 80 experts to tackle the pressing issues surrounding sustainable access to insulin. The discussions focused on the findings of the Addressing the Challenges and Constraints of Insulin Sources and Supply (ACCISS) Study by Health Action International, particularly focusing on insulin […]

War Zone Access to Insulin

A petition was raised by people from the diabetes community worldwide to ensure uninterrupted access to insulin in conflict zones and during humanitarian crises, such as Ukraine, Gaza, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. “Insulin represents survival, and access to it safeguards the human rights to health and life,” claimed Nathalie Piat, a member of this […]

Tech News

FDA Clears New Insulin Pump and Algorithm-Based Software to Support Enhanced Automatic Insulin Delivery – Closer to a bionic pancreas. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-clears-new-insulin-pump-and-algorithm-based-software-to-support-enhanced-automatic-insulin-delivery-301829765.html Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre R 2 received national reimbursement in France for all people with diabetes treated with insulin. https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2023-06-22-Abbotts-FreeStyle-Libre-R-2-Receives-National-Reimbursement-in-France-for-All-People-with-Diabetes-Who-Use-Insulin Dexcom G7 Approved in Canada Patients living with diabetes in Canada will soon be able […]

India Schools and Insulin

The Uttar Pradesh state government has recently decided to allow school students with Type 1 diabetes to carry insulin to classrooms. Although there are no rules to ban students carrying insulin, there were none in place to allow it. The intention is to ensure all schools are aware of the need for students with diabetes […]

Research Corner

An Indian study has suggested that diabetes is linked to bone health, particularly among older people. https://www.indiatoday.in/health/story/diabetes-major-threat-to-bone-health-reveals-new-study-2454373-2023-10-27 Scientists in Sweden have developed eye implants using insulin-producing cells that could treat diabetes. https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/miracle-cure-scientists-develop-eye-implants-using-insulin-producing-cells-that-could-treat-diabetes-13294092.html In Germany, Insulet has announced a full market release of Omnipod 5 – an automated insulin delivery system. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230828947492/en/Insulet-Announces-Full-Market-Release-of-Omnipod%C2%AE-5-Automated-Insulin-Delivery-System-in-Germany

Collaboration Brings Success

US Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a Washington Post Live event to discuss the high cost of prescription medication in the United States. In their discussion, the Senators discussed their cross-party (bipartisan) efforts to pass comprehensive Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBM) reform, lower the cost of insulin, including their Insulin Act, and why […]

Collaboration Brings Success

Diabetes Australia has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon Mark Butler MP, that Fiasp insulin will continue to be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), a government scheme that subsidises the cost of medicines. Minister Butler has announced the new listing of Fiasp Penfill which contains the same insulin […]