Special to The Washington Post

Insulin is too expensive for many of my patients. It doesn’t have to be.

At age 15, I developed an unquenchable thirst and frequent urination, and lost 20 pounds. I had developed Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that destroyed my body’s ability to produce insulin. Without insulin, I would have eventually developed a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, which is lethal without (and even sometimes with) treatment.

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Seymour Glass offers a flexible escape

Named for J.D. Salinger's famously nutty character, this drink was recently entered in the weekly cocktail contest on the Mixoloseum blog.

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