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2021 marks the centennial anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick G. Banting, Charles Best, and John Macleod at the University of Toronto. This development revolutionised diabetes treatment and saved countless lives over the past 100 years.
On 26 May 2021, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in the European Parliament held a debate on their draft report regarding a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe. The final Parliament vote on the Strategy is currently planned for November 2021.
Today, digitalisation is transforming diabetes care, perhaps more rapidly than any other therapeutic area. It is critical to ensure that the ever-increasing quantity of health data, including data collected via diabetes devices, apps, etc., can be leveraged not only to improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes (PwD) but also to inform policymakers about the actions required to address diabetes management and prevention and to allow for more research and innovation.