A lot of zeros.

Stephen draws attention to an important issue for the #DOC, the cost of insulin.

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Like many, I’ve seen and heard the recent NPR story:
Why is insulin so expensive in the U.S.?

The story is based on research from Dr. Jeremy Greene from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (still trying to get an interview), where he is a professor of medicine and history of medicine. He did some research on the history and cost of insulin, and published his findings in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The truth is, we all know insulin is very expensive here. And we all have our own opinions on why we think insulin is expensive here (where are the generics?). After reading a few of these stories this week (because diabetes stories with an impact aren’t reported for months, then the same story is reported by everyone in a few days), and then reading comments below each piece, I started to become overwhelmed.

Partly, it…

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Moving sale!

Man running along road, with mountain to left and sun setting
New roads ahead

Diabetes Free Press has a new site,

A few weeks ago, I decided to move the site to a self-hosted site, and I’ve spent the time since then trying to get some of the kinks out. Some kinks remain, but some I have a few interesting posts. So if you’ve liked what I’ve done here, you should like the new site.

Here are a few headlines to encourage you to click on over:

Please visit the new site and let me know what you think. Leave a comment or write me at

This site will be around for a while, if only to give me a playground to test out new themes. Eventually, it’ll have a redirect to the self-hosted site.

Photo credit: Joshua Sortino