Diabetics across America have been hacking their insulin pumps with non FDA approved software to better their lives. Open APS and the Loop app are cheap alternatives many diabetics use with their insulin pumps to create an "artificial" pancreas. They help maintain stable blood glucose levels. The excessive prices keep many people from living their lives to the fullest.
3.) Would you choose a less expensive non FDA approved software, over a $7,000 FDA approved pump your insurance doesn't cover?
2.) What do you believe is more expensive the iphone x or the newest insulin pump?
Diabetes effects more than 300 million people worldwide, but with this project I've chosen to focus on the millions of Americans who can not afford to probably take care of their diabetes efficiently.
1.) Do you think medical companies that provide necessities to people with illnesses should be nonprofit?
Many Americans have begun "hacking" their pumps to have more control over their insulin intake, their inability to afford the high prices of diabetic medical supplies/tech and their overall want for an easier and simple life.
My mother is an example of a person who lives with diabetes and faces these high costs for simply needing insulin to live. my mother has the fortune of being able to afford the newest diabetic technologies, but would certainly walk down this path if she needed.
I took an anonymous vote, so they would give me their honest opinions, on the above questions on my fellow classmates to see their views on the matter.
My recommendations would be for the FDA to look into these nonprofit organizations and to approve them since they have been helping people for years. I also believe that these big corporations do not have to charge as much as they do due to the large amount of people who need their products. We could make the world a better place for everyone.