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May 23, 2022

The price of insulin is an overwhelmingly real problem for Type One Diabetics within the United States. Brooke Bennett describes all the ways that this price takes a toll on the lives of diabetics from the financial to the physical to the emotional. Bennett was diagnosed with Type One at 10 years old and since then has been figuring out how to not only live with a chronic illness but how to afford the cost of that illness. This talk focuses on one of the largest economic issues to fall between the cracks, leaving millions of diabetics struggling to afford a drug that they need to survive.

Brooke is a sophomore at Hope studying psychology and global health before medical school. She is from Romeo, Michigan. Brooke is excited about the writing process, and then refining and practicing her speech. She is a part of The Anchor, Spikeball club and is an RA. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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