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Allison Nimlos

Allison Nimlos has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 25 years and began writing about the disease when she was only 15 years old. Her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens’ Diabetic Living, Diabetes Self-Management magazine, and the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Forecast. When she’s not advocating for affordable insulin (p. 20), she works as a family therapist in private practice in Roseville and spends time with her husband and 2-year-old son.
From left: Two identical bottles of insulin (U.S. on the left, Canadian on the right); Nicole Smith-Holt (blue shirt) and Quinn Nystrom (black shirt) speak to the media before leaving Minnesota

These Minnesotans Are Going to Canada for Insulin

The Caravan to Canada raises awareness of life-saving insulin's prohibitive pricing in the U.S.