Diabetes need a better campaign, marketing and publicity plan.... Look at Breast Cancer and AIDS. It is cool and hip to donate money and time to these causes. Can you go anywhere and not see a pink ribbon in the grocery store, target, sporting goods store, etc? There are more people dying of diabetic complications than Breast Cancer and AIDS combined.
In your well written article please recognized that even though Diabetics are considered a minority....It is the minorities of the minority that truly are suffering from this. In the African American , Asian, and Latino communities it is a pan epidemic for various reasons that I will spare everybody from. We all know some of these.
Manufacturer of diabetic goods and services are a cartel. They are no better than OPEC. If one should reduce their rates all the others would have to follow but they would not do that unless they were forced into doing so. Being a scientist and having worked at the 5th largest pharmaceutical company in the world I understand how things are expensive. Once the initial production and research costs are done...I am not understanding the markup on supplies.
This is why I have been writing certain suppliers for discounts in November during Diabetes Awareness Month. Would you care to join me in this cause?