Alec Smith Died While Rationing Insulin (Bonus Episode)

A difficult but important interview with Nicole Smith Holdt. Her son, Alec, died in 2017 just after he came off his parents’ health insurance and realized he couldn’t afford his supplies. He began rationing insulin and died less than a month later.

Stacey talks to Nicole about how this could have happened and what her message is to the diabetes community and to lawmakers. Nicole will be at the #Insulin4All rally and protect Sept 30 at Eli Lilly headquarters.

More information:

Insulin4All Protest information

NPR: High Price of Insulin Leads to Lethal Rationing

Snopes: Did Alec Smith Die Because He Couldn’t Afford Insulin

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