BOSTON 25 NEWS: Spiking insulin costs causing dangerous behavior in diabetics

By Bob Dumas

Christopher Noble is one of 7 million Americans who need insulin to manage their diabetes.

For many, the cost is becoming increasingly difficult to manage, including those patients who have healthcare insurance.

Noble is a 28-year-old public health worker who has had to ration his insulin supply at times, despite knowing how dangerous that can be.

“Every person with type 1 diabetes that I’ve ever met has rationed their insulin,” he told Boston 25 News. “They know how much insulin they have in their fridge at any one moment.”

Noble says 20 years ago it was possible to buy a dose of insulin for $20.

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