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The High Price Of Insulin

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Nicole Smith-Holt looks at her son Alec's death certificate in her Richfield, Minn. home. Alec died in 2017 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

For many people, life goes on after a diabetes diagnosis. But for others, the high price of insulin has forced them to devise dangerous and sometimes deadly workarounds to make ends meet. On this episode: the lengths to which some diabetics go to survive, and why insulin is so expensive.

Music used in this episode: Massive, Tarnish, The Dirty, Chrome Muffler, and Pulsars by Podington Bear; plus Tralaga by Blue Dot Sessions 

Read the story: With Insulin Prices Soaring, Some Diabetics Turn to Dangerous Work Around