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Secretive 'rebate trap' keeps generic drugs for diabetes and other ills out of reach

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $ 800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years. The list price for Lantus, a long-acting insulin made by Sanofi that she… Read More »

We Need A Moonshot For Diabetes Prevention, Part 1 — The Case For Action

Testing Blood SugarWorld Health Organization (WHO) About two years ago, my friend Tony lost three toes. The cause of this tragedy was type 2 diabetes, even though the disease is manageable and often preventable. Tony then fought a host of complications. Small wounds would not heal and became life-threatening. Another amputation was necessary, and more were a… Read More »

What is the truth about type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a serious and prevalent disease, but numerous myths surround this condition. Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high, and it damages the body. In some cases, it can be fatal. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 30.3 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers… Read More »