KevlarUnicorn t1_j1glzod wrote

Don't worry, I'm sure our healthcare system would just install the pancreas, and you'd pay a monthly fee to keep using it. I guarantee this has come up as an option in at least one board meeting.


KevlarUnicorn t1_j1ekojt wrote

It must certainly be related to wealth disparity, in that the more efficient formulations, and therefore more expensive formulations, are unavailable for people in lower income groups. In essence, poor people don't get the best advancements in insulin formulation and delivery.

I'd wager there's also a connection between non-white groups, as well as women, who experience discrimination bias, where doctors simply don't believe their patients. This is an ongoing problem in medicine:

So the US faces the results of its capitalist and supremacist roots. It's likely yet one more reason why our quality of life and life expectancy have been dropping:,