On This Day 93 Years Ago – Insulin unveiled as a remedy for Diabetes

On 19th July 1923Insulin was introduced to the American public as a remedy for Type 1 Diabetes. It had taken two years of trials before it was deemed safe enough for use by the public. It is announced as a remedy rather than a cure for Diabetes which will nevertheless save many lives and alleviate much of the suffering associated with Diabetes. Insulin has to be taken on a daily basis for the rest of a patients life because it does not cure the fundamental cause which is the inability of the body to control the level of sugar in the blood because of the auto-immune destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Dr Frederick Banting & John Macleod were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1923 for their excellent work but Dr Frederick Banting shared the award money with his colleague Dr Charles Best as the award should have been shared with him not John Macleod who only supported and supervised the work. Insulin is still used all over the world today to treat Diabetes Mellitus Type 1.

On 19th July 1923, Insulin was introduced to the American public as a remedy for Type 1 Diabetes.
On 19th July 1923Insulin was introduced to the American public as a remedy for Type 1 Diabetes.
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