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‘An Arm And A Leg’: The Full Story Of Insulin And Its Cost ― No Sugarcoating It

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One out of each four folks with Type 1 and a couple of diabetes rations insulin. Adeline Umubyeyi is amongst them. She’s a school grad with an expert job and medical insurance who nonetheless typically goes to mattress with out dinner — as a result of skipping a meal permits her to skip a dose of her pricey insulin. 

On Episode 5 of “An Arm and a Leg,” meet Umubyeyi and take a 98-year journey with host Dan Weissmann as he traces insulin’s origins. It begins with a few scrappy researchers, toiling in a sweltering attic, who left a path of useless canine of their wake. And the journey features a go to to an unconventional lab house in present-day Oakland, Calif., the place novice researchers are engaged on a 21st-century recipe for inexpensive insulin.

Season 2 is a co-production of Kaiser Health News and Public Road Productions.

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