diabetes

America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine.

But in the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise of that vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded COVID-19: obesity.

Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Deadly Rationing

The price of insulin in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2012, putting the life-saving hormone out of reach for some people with diabetes.

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your body stops functioning.

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