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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsFebruary 28, 20184min1080

As a Type 1 diabetic, I have a choice: inject insulin or die. Every day for the last 46 years, I have injected insulin; if I go 24 hours without it, I will die a horrible death. When insulin was discovered in the 1920s, the patent was sold for one dollar. The researchers wanted to guarantee affordable access to insulin for anyone who needed it. One hundred years later, it’s a different story.