11 January 2015

On This Day: Insulin used to treat diabetics

Today the use of insulin is so well known in relation to diabetes that many, even diabetics, do not really think about it. Had you had diabetes that required insulin prior to 1922 you would not have had access to it. It was On This Day in 1922 that insulin was first used to treat diabetes in humans. 

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention. Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.             

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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