People Are Clamoring to Buy Old Insulin Pumps

How an obsolete medical device with a security flaw became a must-have for some patients with type 1 diabetes

Photo: Jeremy Pettus/Loop/The Atlantic

By Sarah Zhang

One day last June, Doug Boss pulled into a police-station parking lot to meet a stranger from Craigslist. His purpose: to buy used insulin pumps. Boss has type 1…

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