Insulin Companies Make More Money Off Type 2's Than Type 1's

27% of type 2 diabetics use insulin. Here is the link that makes that statement. It is based on data from the year 2004.

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p489.html

There are approximately 24 million diabetics in the US, based on 2007 data. About 10% of them are type 1, and 90% are type 2. So there were 2,400,000 type 1's and 21,600,000 type 2's in 2007. Since 27% of the type 2's use insulin, and 100% of the type 1's use insulin, there were 2,400,000 type 1's using insulin, and 5,832,000 type 2's using insulin. So there are 3,432,000 more type 2 insulin users than type 1 insulin users. The insulin companies make a lot more money off type 2's than type 1's.