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Struggling to stay alive: Rising insulin prices cause diabetics to go to extremes
USA Today

Meaghan Carter died alone on the sofa of her suburban Dayton, Ohio, apartment last Christmas.

Like most people with Type 1 diabetes, the 47-year-old nurse had a kit of essential supplies within reach. It contained two empty vials of her preferred insulin, a partial vial of inexpensive Walmart insulin and a half-filled container of testing strips to measure blood glucose levels.

Uninsured, between jobs and with $50 in a bank account, Carter probably had attempted to stretch a limited supply of insulin until she got a final paycheck from her last job, family members say.