Without insulin, my daughter will die. She is one of over 1 million Americans with Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease that prevents her body from producing insulin. Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans, is the 7th leading cause of death, and exceeds over $176 billion in direct healthcare costs each year. Diabetes is a money maker for the healthcare industry. It is a budget killer for American families. Eli Lilly bought the patent on Frederick Banting's first insulin for $1.00 almost 100 years ago. There have been advancements, but Lilly's most commonly used form of insulin, Humalog was approved by the FDA in 1996 as a "fast acting" insulin.The cost has increased to over $400 per vial today. Novalog, another fast acting form of insulin, retails for over $300 per vial.Lantus, a long acting form of insulin, is priced at $280 per vial. It's worth noting that most insulin dependent individuals require Lantus and one of the two fast acting forms of insulin, along with blood glucose testing strips, and other various diabetes related supplies.