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Diabetes Discoveries

This year we're celebrating 100 years since one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of all time - insulin was discovered.

In 1921 Sir Frederick Banting, along with scientists Charles Best, John Macleod and James Collip, began their experiments that would lead to this discovery that has saved millions of lives.

Over the next three years, we'll be looking back at the milestones of this diabetes discovery, hearing the stories of those who've lived through the evolution of diabetes treatment and management, and looking at the research happening right now that could lead to the next big breakthrough.

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Frederick G Banting with John Macleod


Find out more about the life-saving discovery and read stories of those who've lived through the evolutions of insulin treatment since.
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What's happening right now to help people with all types of diabetes live better lives, or help those at risk of diabetes to prevent it?
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Our research stories show how close we could be to some of the next big diabetes discoveries that could lead us to a cure.
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