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Glucose Meter Strips Recall

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    Prima Home Test Multicare-In Meter for Glucose/ Cholestrol/ Triglycerides
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Rising cost of insulin leads LI diabetics to take dangerous risks

Some patients across the country have turned to crowdfunding sites online, hoping to engage the public to help through donations. Prices that ran only a few hundred dollars monthly five years ago now cost some patients anywhere from $700 to $1,000 monthly, depending on insurance plans. Other patients are tapping into foreign drug markets, such as Canada, while still others have sought out risky online black market sources, experts say.

People who have chosen to abandon insulin altogether primarily have Type 2 diabetes, the kind that generally emerges during adulthood. Type 2 diabetics produce some insulin to control blood sugar, but it is an insufficient amount, and because the disease is progressive, millions eventually require daily insulin injections.

Price concerns also deeply affect those with Type 1 — the form of the disease that generally, but not exclusively — starts in childhood and is characterized by lifelong insulin dependence. Type 1 diabetics produce no insulin and need the medication daily throughout life.