Amber Gore

Joliet, IL

“My name is Amber Gore and I live in Joliet, Illinois. In November of 2013, while I was a senior in high school, I injured myself while cheerleading. I went to the doctor and after checking my vitals, the doctors discovered that I have type 1 diabetes.

The times that I’ve had to ration my insulin are incredibly stressful, which only negatively affects my blood sugar level further. If my blood sugar level varies too much, I have to go to the hospital for medicine and end up spending even more on medical costs. At times I have had to pay out of pocket, and with the list price of one vial of Novolog at $289, these costs quickly add up.”

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