CTNJ: Insulin – Once a Gift, Now Serving Greed

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Today is the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of insulin. Diabetes affects about 367,000 adults in Connecticut and that number is rising. Before the 1920s, a diabetes diagnosis was a death sentence. The discovery of insulin allowed people with diabetes to live their lives. Until the 1970s insulin was affordable, but it’s now so costly that one in four patients have to ration doses, endangering their lives. Diabetes was Connecticut’s seventh leading cause of death in 2017. Read more