I have been a type 1 diabetic for almost 20 years, and my biggest fear is not the daily injections or the poking and prodding –– it’s the chance that one day I won’t be able to afford my insulin. I have lived through this very fear not so long ago, when my only option was to use over-the-counter insulin that was not recommended by my doctor. Over the years, I have been forced into not taking my insulin every time I should to “ration” the vial and make it last a few extra doses. I also don’t see my doctor as often as I should because the cost is just so high. I feel physically and mentally sick most of the time due to the complications of having high blood sugar, and I struggle with stress and anxiety each time my vial comes to an end.