Insulin costs tripled in 10 years, study finds

People with diabetes who rely on insulin have seen the cost of that drug triple in just a decade - even as doctors have prescribed higher doses to drive down their blood sugar levels. Meanwhile, the cost of other diabetes drugs has stayed about the same or even gone down.


Photo: Woman injecting insulin; Copyright: Popov

Both yearly spending by people with diabetes, and cost per milliliter, up sharply - outpacing costs for other blood sugar medications; © Popov