Bram Sable-Smith

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Name: Bram Sable-Smith
Date registered: July 21, 2015
URL: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1027

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  1. It’s Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies — September 24, 2019
  2. It’s Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies — September 18, 2019
  3. Mini-Biographies Help Clinicians Connect With Patients — June 10, 2019
  4. Storytelling Helps Hospital Staff Discover The Person Within The Patient — June 8, 2019
  5. Storytelling Helps Hospital Staff Discover The Person Within The Patient — June 8, 2019

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It’s Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies

The latest technology makes managing Type 1 diabetes much easier. But managing insurance company rules for the supplies is a big obstacle for some patients.

It’s Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies

Type 1 diabetes can be well managed with insulin if blood sugar is consistently monitored. But insurance rules can make it hard for patients to get the medical supplies their doctors say they need.

Mini-Biographies Help Clinicians Connect With Patients

Some Veterans Affairs hospitals around the country use writers to record patients’ life stories, then place a short biography in each vet’s medical record. The My Life, My Story program gives clinicians another way to get to know their patients.

Storytelling Helps Hospital Staff Discover The Person Within The Patient

VA hospitals are recording patients’ life stories to help strengthen understanding between patients and their caregivers. Including such stories in medical records may even improve health outcomes.

Storytelling Helps Hospital Staff Discover The Person Within The Patient

VA hospitals are recording patients’ life stories to help strengthen understanding between patients and their caregivers. Including such stories in medical records may even improve health outcomes.

How Much Difference Will Eli Lilly’s Half-Price Insulin Make?

The Indianapolis-based drugmaker said Monday that it would offer a generic version of Humalog insulin, one of its best-selling medicines. The move could help blunt criticism about high prices.

‘We’re Fighting For Our Lives’ — Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices

The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change.

For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor

While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol too. One clinic is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.

Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He’s Getting The Shot

When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days hospitalized. Serious, even fatal, complications can hit patients of any age.

Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

Alec Raeshawn Smith was 23 when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and 26 when he died. He couldn’t afford $1,300 per month for his insulin and other diabetes supplies, so he tried to stretch the doses.

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