I am so proud to call this woman, Christel Marchand Aprigliano my friend. Christel is an amazing advocate in the diabetes community. She created her coalition to get more favorable governmental policies for medicines and education passed in Washington for people with diabetes.
Now, with the spotlight and pressure on the obscenely high cost of insulin, on what appears to be outright greed on the part of insulin manufacturers and PBMs, pharmacy benefits managers – who are doing anything but benefitting patients – and with people skipping doses of insulin because they are uninsured or underinsured, Christel appeared on C-Span to discuss the issues. If you’re confused about what’s happening, it’s a good interview to watch.
While I’m sure Christel has a team of people behind her, don’t ever forget what one person can do, what you can do. Getting involved is as easy as hopping over to DPAC and adding your voice. Don’t fear, you’ll be guided through the process. While each one of us makes a difference, a chorus of voices is hard to ignore, as we’re seeing now in the fight to make insulin affordable.