Using an app, Treina Owen regularly checks her children’s blood sugar, as well as her own. She doesn’t want them to experience complications like she did.
Advancements have been made because people with type 1 demanded better care, says Aaron Turner-Phifer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
A recent study found as many as 1 in 5 Americans are rationing their insulin to save money. What’s being done to make this vital drug more affordable?
“All this planning that you have to do to maintain a baseline that other people take for granted blows my mind,” Kerri Sparling says.
“The future’s already here,” says Mihail “Misha” Zilbermint, MD, with things like continuous glucose monitors and the first immunotherapy drug.