Press / Inquiries

If you’re a journalist or member of the media who would like to interview someone from MAD, please email us at MutualAidDiabetes@gmail.com. We aren’t always able to respond to press inquiries due to time constraints, but greatly appreciate your interest in the important work our organization does. Below is a selection of interviews and articles that feature MAD and our organizers: 

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MAD in the media

Learn more about our organizers and how we work:

Teen Vogue

"[Lauren Figg, MSW] helps connect diabetic community members with long-term solutions to obtaining insulin, insulin-resistance medication, and supplies. Figg tells Teen Vogue that the legislation proposed so far, like copay caps, leave out 'the most vulnerable diabetics — the uninsured, who are most at risk for hospitalization for rationing and complications.'"

CBS LA

Diabetes drug, Ozempic, causes controversy as people clamber to use it for weight loss side effect.

Glamour

Op-Ed: This Diabetes Drug Is Being Prescribed Off-Label for Weight Loss. Now There’s a Shortage. Could Hollywood's latest obsession with thinness be to blame?

Human Rights Watch

Read the 92-page report: “If I’m Out of Insulin, I’m Going to Die” which details why US insulin prices abuse human rights and features MAD organizers Allie, Emily, and Zoe.

Wall Street Journal

How a Diabetes Drug Became the Talk of Hollywood, Tech and the Hamptons: Ozempic and other injections meant to treat chronic medical conditions are in high demand among elites looking to lose a little weight. ‘This is the Hollywood drug.’

Jezebel

Abortion Bans Will Kill Diabetic People. Already hit with crushing insulin prices and health issues, diabetics say the end of Roe v. Wade scares the hell out of them—for good reason.

Diabetics Doing Things Podcast

"MAD cannot be bought by anyone. All of our money is no strings attached money. We're not partnering with any corporations. That means that we don't need to answer to anyone. The community can just decide what's best for itself."

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SELF Magazine

As insulin costs keep rising, research suggests that about 25% of diabetics have had to resort to rationing their insulin, despite the very real health risks associated with doing so.

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Sick Note

Diabetics turn to one another for help: A conversation with Allie Marotta of Mutual Aid Diabetes.

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Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting

“These systems are set up to continue gouging people for their money and also to create this continual need,” Miller said. “So, we are already seeing a bunch of people re-submitting requests for us. But we do our best to try and give them creative options so that maybe we don’t need to.”

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The Shot

"Designer and developer Kathryn Yu made a game based on the real life story of Mutual Aid Diabetes and NY #Insulin4All activist Allie Marotta and her experience having to ration insulin."