Do you believe that people with diabetes, even in prison, should receive adequate medical care? James Ward, as outlined in diaTribe, receives his insulin three hours AFTER his meals – read about it at http://diatribe.us/issues/45/logbook.
This treatment does not meet a minimum standard of humane care and puts Mr. Ward at high risk for diabetes complications including blindness, nerve damage, amputation, and early death.
This is not right.
To improve the situation, we would respectfully request that USP Leavenworth either send nurses to the dining hall with proper diabetes supplies and allow insulin to be injected there, send inmates straight to the clinic from the dining hall for their insulin, or change meal times for people with diabetes to better serve their medical care. If USP Leavenworth is not capable or refuses to make these changes, and if they continue to view healthcare as a privilege, not a right, we would respectfully request that James should be elsewhere.
Join us in protesting this unacceptable care.
We did it! Because people with diabetes spoke out, James Ward is now receiving better care. Read about it in this report in diaTribe!