Retooled Vaccine Raises Hopes As A Lower-Cost Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes

(By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez for Kaiser Health News)

For Hodalis Gaytan, 20, living with Type 1 diabetes means depending on an assortment of expensive medicines and devices to stay healthy. Test strips. Needles. A glucose meter. Insulin.

The increasing cost of Type 1 diabetes, one of the most common serious chronic diseases, has created heavy financial burdens for families and generated controversy, with insulin prices more than doubling in the past decade. Continue reading article here…

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