Leonard Thompson received the first successful injection of insulin.
Insulin at 100
The development of therapeutic insulin in 1921 was a landmark breakthrough in the history of medicine. 100 years on, insulin and other diabetes medicines and care still remain beyond the reach of many who need them.
The IDF Virtual Congress 2021 in December will provide an update on the latest research and tools to manage and prevent diabetes complications and include a dedicated stream on COVID-19 and diabetes. Registration and abstract submission are open.
KiDS: bringing diabetes education to schools worldwide
Schools play a crucial role in shaping a child’s education and behaviours. Since 2013, the KiDS project has been promoting diabetes education and healthy habits in the school environment to help ensure a healthy future for all children.