THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Insulin Quest: When Lifesaving Drugs Are Out of Reach

By Spencer Macnaughton and Conall Jones

Nearly one in 10 Americans has diabetes. But because of rising insulin prices many of them struggle to afford the drugs they need and some diabetics ration their dosage.

This episode of Moving Upstream examines how diabetics like Karyn Wofford, a 29-year-old freelance writer from Jackson, Ga., are finding unconventional ways to get their insulin. She trades diabetes medications with online friends on Facebook and Twitter , and she once created a GoFundMe page where she asked strangers to help pay for her medication.

In the video above, WSJ’s Jason Bellini also meets a group of everyday citizens who are trying to push back against rising insulin prices by producing their own formula of the drug.

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