type 1 diabetes

9 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Jimmy Anderson, Jill Billings, Katrina Shankland, Dave Hansen, Robin Vos, Dave Considine, Tony Evers, Adam Neylon, Cindi S. Duchow, John Jagler, Travis Tranel, David Steffen, Tyler August, Rob Stafsholt, Rick Gundrum, Daniel Riemer, Steve Doyle, Dianne Hesselbein, Amanda Stuck, Shelia Stubbs

Cap Insulin Prices in Wisconsin

As a person managing type 1 diabetes myself of over 15+ years, I understand that affordable insulin is truly a life and death matter. Simply put, INSULIN IS NOT OPTIONAL.  That’s why I am seizing the opportunity to support proposed legislation that would cap the amount insulin can cost in Wisconsin. I need your help to make this law a reality.   There is a health care crisis happening around the country. Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 1.25 million Americans. 200,000 of them are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes - it is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Insulin should not be so expensive that people have to worry about how they’re going to afford this life-saving medication.  I’m proud that my home state of Wisconsin could become the next state, after Colorado, to put a price cap on insulin. Although $100 per month for insulin remains unaffordable for many, this legislation is an important first step and is very exciting -- particularly because insulin can cost as much as $500 per month. My hope is that Wisconsin can help lead the national conversation around health care reform, but I need your support to make it happen.    Add your signature of care and tell the Wisconsin Legislature to cap the price of insulin in Wisconsin at $100 per 30-day supply. The pharmaceutical companies that control insulin pricing should be ashamed. This law can help put some humanity back into our healthcare system by making insulin more affordable for thousands of people. Help make this legislation a reality.  If Colorado can do it, so can Wisconsin, and so can every state so that no matter where a diabetic lives, they can access life-saving medication without emptying their bank accounts.  Learn more about Type 1 Diabetes at Please add your signature to this document to show your government representatives, Reps. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), Jill Billings (D-LaCrosse), Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), that you support the Wisconsin Insulin Price Cap Bill. This will help Wisconsin families everywhere live easier while managing the auto-immune disease, type 1 diabetes. Help to end disparities in the type 1 diabetes community so all families of different socioeconomic circumstances managing the condition can live easier with it.  The official definition for type 1 diabetes, as told by JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is: "Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive." Type 1 diabetes effects approximately 1.25 million Americans. Of this number, 200,000 are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes. It is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Should this bill go through, people managing type 1 diabetes can be less stressed about the cost and reach better blood-glucose levels to live better with the condition. Learn more about T1D community disparities here: Learn more about the bill here: Watch this petition for updates.

Julia Rose
62,847 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Minnesota State Senate, Minnesota State House, Mark Dayton, Amy Klobuchar

Put a price cap on insulin in Minnesota

Insulin means the difference between life and death for those who need it. My husband, along with 1.25 million other Americans, is a type 1 diabetic. He was diagnosed at 8 years old and has been insulin dependent since. Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Being type 1 diabetic has no cure and is a constant battle of maintaining once’s blood sugar levels with insulin. People who use insulin need this medication every day of their lives in order to live.We have witnessed insulin prices soar over the years. Between 2002 and 2013 the average price of insulin nearly tripled. The cost of insulin continues to rise steadily and steeply, creating financial hardships for individuals who rely on it to survive, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured. Resulting with many that are forced to ration insulin as a means of survival. My heart breaks as I hear stories emerge of people with diabetes dying because they are rationing their insulin.No one with diabetes should die because they can't afford their insulin. It's a medicine that can be produced for just a few dollars but manufacturers Eli Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk mark up the price as much as 5,000 percent leaving millions of Americans with diabetes no choice but to pay it.It’s time to put an end to the pharmaceutical company’s greed and make insulin affordable for all who need it! Colorado was the first state to pass a bill putting a cap on the price of insulin. Illinois has followed suit and is now the 2nd state in our country to put a cap on the skyrocketing cost of insulin. Let’s ask those with the power to do so to pass a bill capping the price of insulin here in Minnesota as well! 

Jaicee Francis
319 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, U.S. Senate, Donald J. Trump

Make insulin affordable for all diabetics

As a type 1 diabetic, injecting insulin is a necessary and indispensable process that I undergo numerous times a day. I personally use about two 300-unit pens each and every week. Each insulin pen costs upwards to more than $100. Without an insurance plan, this means that I would have to pay almost $1000 each month just for insulin. Insulin has been easier and cheaper to produce than ever before thanks to new and improved medical technology and research, but every year, insulin prices has only climbed higher and higher. According to a 2016 study by the medical journal JAMA, insulin prices have tripled from 2002 to 2013. Some diabetics simply cannot afford to pay for that price. Because of this outrageous price, many diabetics have been forced to illegally smuggle in insulin from outside the United States or buy unauthorized or under-the-counter insulin. Some diabetics have even lost their lives due to insufficient insulin. Just as no two humans are exactly the same, insulin needs vary from person to person. Everyone needs carbohydrates, even diabetics. Diabetics should not be punished by paying such a high price for medicine that they use to stay alive. Several states have started capping off insulin prices, but we need to make this nationwide. With a reduced and more manageable  price on insulin, wealthier diabetics won’t have to unnecessarily spend about a new phone’s worth of money each month and less wealthier diabetics won’t have to lose their lives.

Jana Chiang
815 supporters