Diagnosed with type 1 in 1971
Insulin has meant that I have had a life. I’m especially grateful to those amazing people who discovered insulin as it has enabled me to live a full and active life.
Throughout 2022, we’re celebrating 100 years since the first time a human was given insulin to treat their diabetes. We’re reflecting on this life-saving discovery with you, the diabetes community, and the things you’re proud you can do thanks to the diabetes discoveries of the past century.
Christine reflects on just over 50 years of living with type 1 diabetes, how times have changed from urine testing and glass syringes to carb counting, building support networks and learning to dance with her husband!