$34 in Canada, $380 in the U.S.: Minnesotans return from affordable insulin road trip You can buy a 3-month supply for personal use in Canada without a prescription, and it’s considerably cheaper than in Minnesota. Families on the trip said they’re having to choose between paying their mortgage or buying insulin to keep them alive. “This one was purchased in Canada for $34 and this one in the United States for $380,” said Deb Souther, who showed FOX 9 the two vials of insulin she needs to live. One was purchased on the Canada trip and other is what she can buy with her insurance each month for $346 more. “Here in the United States, people are having to choose between, ‘Do I pay my rent or do I buy my insulin?’” she added. Souther was one of the people who made the long journey across the border last week to London, Ontario, which is about 2.5 hours west of Toronto, to pick up her 3-month supply of insulin. Her husband recently changed jobs, and the cost of insulin with their new insurance sets them back nearly $1,000 a month. “If I’m a few hours without insulin, I start to feel very sick. If I’m a few days without insulin, I could die,” she said. How does America let this happen?