I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2013, when I was 16 years old. In 2017, my family went on a new insurance plan and my insulin copay suddenly skyrocketed to $550. At that time, I was 19 and paying my own college tuition. It was amazing, really, that my insulin would cost me more than my tuition that year. I started rationing expired insulin, which landed me in the ER in September 2017.