Insulin prices and usage are soaring

Over the past 20 years (2017), while the price of a

  • gallon of milk climbed 23 percent and the sticker on a
  • Dodge Caravan minivan rose 21 percent, the list price of the
  • Insulin Humalog, made by Eli Lilly and Co., shot up 1,157 percent.




Different types of Insulin




There’s No Excuse for the Insulin Crisis Feb 2020

  • "In one 2019 study, one in four people with diabetes reported using less insulin than they needed because of the cost. "
  • "For the insulin I use, Eli Lilly’s Humalog, the list price is $332 per vial, which is what I would pay if I wasn’t insured. I usually use two or three vials per month. Other people with diabetes might require substantially more. It adds up fast. When Humalog came out in 1996, one vial cost $21."
  • "n 2016, the average annual cost of insulin for a person with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. was $5,705, more than double what it was in 2012. In general, people with diabetes spend on average 2.3 times more on health care than people without diabetes."

See also VitaminDWiki

Items in both categories Diabetes and Hypertension are listed here:

Overview Diabetes and vitamin D contains the following summary

  • Diabetes is 5X more frequent far from the equator
  • Children getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D are 8X less likely to get Type 1 diabetes
  • Obese people get less sun / Vitamin D - and also vitamin D gets lost in fat
  • Sedentary people get less sun / Vitamin D
  • Worldwide Diabetes increase has been concurrent with vitamin D decrease and air conditioning
  • Elderly get 4X less vitamin D from the same amount of sun
        Elderly also spend less time outdoors and have more clothes on
  • All items in category Diabetes and Vitamin D 517 items: both Type 1 and Type 2

Vitamin D appears to both prevent and treat diabetes

  • Appears that >2,000 IU will Prevent
  • Appears that >4,000 IU will Treat , but not cure
  • Appears that Calcium and Magnesium are needed for both Prevention and Treatment
    • which are just some of the vitamin D cofactors

Number of articles in both categories of Diabetes and:
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  • Dark Skin 24;   Intervention 55;   Meta-analysis 36;   Obesity 32;  Pregnancy 42;   T1 (child) 38;  Omega-3 11;  Vitamin D Receptor 22;  Genetics 12;  Magnesium 27    Click here to see details

Some Diabetes studies

50 ng of Vitamin D fights Diabetes

T1 Diabetes


Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Magnesium - many studies

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