The other issue is that the growing number of people with access to this drug have the form of the disease where their bodies are unresponsive to the drug (type 2 diabetes). While 1000U, administered rapidly, might peacefully end the life of a non- diabetic, those with the disease need to be much more careful.
In theory, one can pre-sensitise oneself by taking alcohol (which restricts the body’s emergency release of sugar), fasting, and by the administration of a significant dose of oral hypoglycemics before the insulin is injected (eg. ~50mg Glimepiride). However, the risks and uncertainties of the administration of a large subcutaneous injection remain.
In the US, insulin can be imported if it is being prescribed for personal use. Outside of these circumstances, the penalty for importation is up to one year’s imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. In Australia, insulin is a Schedule 4 prescription-only medication. With medical authority a three-month insulin supply can be imported, but if these requirements are not met, penalties apply. In the UK, Insulin is also not listed as a controlled drug and up to 3-months’ supply can be legally imported.
‘NovoRapid’ rapid acting insulin ampoule, 1000IU in 10ml with 0.5ml syringe for sub- cutaneous administration
NOTE: 20 full 0.5ml syringes would need to be quickly injected to administer 1000U