InventorsThe Discovery of Insulin - The
History of Diabetes Treatment
Banting discovered insulin was a treatment for diabetes.
Insulin is a hormone produced in
the pancreas. It was isolated in 1921-22 at the University of Toronto.
The scientists involved in the research were Dr. Fredrick Banting, Charles
Best (a medical student at the time of the discovery), Professor J. J.
R. Macleod and Dr. James Collip. On June 3, 1934, Dr Frederick Banting the
co-inventor of insulin was knighted for his medical discovery.
of Insulin Brief biographies of the scientists
(Banting, Best, Macleod and Collip) surrounding the discovery of insulin
and treatments for diabetes. It provides descriptions of their experiments
via a scrapbook of old newspaper clippings, pictures, and a voice recording.
There is a list of books,videos, and links available on the subject of
Process Banting, Macleod, Best and Collip
invented the process for insulin in 1922 which became the treatment for
Great Canadian Breakthrough: The Discovery of Insulin
Free and the Home Diabetes Test Helen
Free Helen Free invented the home diabetes
Free In the mid-1940s, Alfred Free and
Helen Murray were both chemists working together in the biochemistry research
group at Miles Laboratories, Inc. Married in 1947, they continued their
collaboration, becoming two of the world’s leading experts on urinalysis
the highlight of which was Helen Free's invention of the home diabetes
Seeking Medical Knowledge about Diabetes and
at About The best of online resources for
diabetes patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, from your Guide to
diabetes, Paula Ford-Martin. Insulin Use
A collection of relevant, timely, and informative internet resources on insulin
use from your About Guide to Diabetes. Diabetes
Overview Before the discovery of insulin in 1921, everyone with type 1 diabetes
died within a few years after diagnosis. Although insulin is not considered a
cure, its discovery was the first major breakthrough in diabetes treatment.
Information about the risks of diabetes on the health of seniors. Includes
information about the complications of diabetes, including periodontal disease,
heart disease, foot care and stroke. Diabetes
and Eating Disorders
have discovered a link between Eating Disorders and Diabetes.