High cost has many diabetics cutting back on insulin

吃不起胰岛素,美国人开始当“药神”
时间:2018-12-06 单词数:2310

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导读:作为糖尿病患者眼中的“救命药”,胰岛素在我国已被列入甲类医保。但在美国,这类药品价格近10年来飙升3倍之多,美国人民终于受不了了。

吃不起胰岛素,美国人开始当“药神”_最新英语新闻

More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug’s soaring price tag, according to a new small study.

一项新的小规模研究显示,由于胰岛素价格飞涨,超过四分之一的糖尿病患者减少了胰岛素用量。

Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost.

研究人员调查了近200名患有1型或2型糖尿病的美国人,发现26%的人由于药物价格问题而未充分使用胰岛素。

But insulin isn’t a drug you can safely ration, doctors warn.

但医生警告说,不要私自改变胰岛素的注射量,这可能会对你的健康带来影响。

For people with type 1 diabetes, insulin is a lifesaving drug. Without it, people can die within days, said the study’s lead author, Dr. Kasia Lipska, an assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

对于1型糖尿病患者来说,胰岛素是一种救命的药物。该研究的主要作者、耶鲁大学医学院医学助理教授Kasia Lipska博士说。

About 1 in 5 people with type 2 need insulin to prevent short-term and long-term complications, like blindness, kidney failure and dialysis and heart disease, Lipska explained.

Lipska解释说:“大约五分之一的2型糖尿病患者需要使用胰岛素来预防短期和长期并发症,如失明、肾衰竭、透析和心脏病。”

Dr. LaShawn McIver is senior vice president of government affairs and advocacy for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

LaShawn McIver博士是美国糖尿病协会(ADA)负责政府事务和宣传的高级副总裁。

People are struggling to afford insulin, and it truly is a life-and-death situation, she said.

她说:“人们正在为注射胰岛素而挣扎,这确实是一个生死攸关的问题。”

A recent survey by the diabetes association found a similar number of people -- 27 percent in their study -- said cost had affected their use or purchase of insulin. Many of them were regularly taking less than their doctor prescribed, were missing doses or switching to a different insulin.

糖尿病协会最近的一项调查发现,与上述调查比例相类似,27%的受访人员表示因为药物价格问题影响了他们对胰岛素的购买。他们中的许多人日常服用量通常低于医生规定,导致剂量不足,有的人甚至改注射其他种类的胰岛素。

Insulin costs have gone up dramatically, said Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, author of a journal editorial. Both the new study and editorial were published Dec. 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

由Elisabeth Rosenthal博士撰写并发表在12月3日的《美国医学会内科杂志》上的一项研究称,胰岛素的成本已经大幅上升。

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